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Pro Landscaper October 2019 Lighting The Way

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NEIL PARSLOW RECOMMENDS SOME WELL-CONSIDERED AND STRATEGIC LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR PATHWAYS Lighting paths and walkways within gardens visually connects different areas and allows for the safe navigation through the landscape. When soft lighting is added to paths – coupled with the surrounding lighting of trees, shrubs and sculptures – the user is encouraged to be drawn along the pathway to a destination, or for a scenic stroll along a looped path. Path lighting can be implemented in several ways, from traditional raised pole mount spread lights to recessed path lights, The most unobtrusive and natural way is by means of downlighting...

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Pro Landscaper September 2019 Giving Trees the Green light

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WHEN LIGHTING TREES, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACTORS TO BEAR IN MIND FOR THE BIGGEST IMPACT – NEIL PARSLOW SHARES HIS ADVICE Lighting trees is possibly the most rewarding aspect of landscape lighting design, due to the wide variety of trees available within the landscape. With majestic oaks, potted acers, dense evergreens and deciduous trees with translucent foliage available, trees offer a truly diverse way to add cohesion to a lighting scene and can look amazing when lit properly. Many times I have seen single high wattage flood lights used to light large trees. Although this is a cost...

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Pro landscaper magazine August 2019 MAKE A SPLASH

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NEIL PARSLOW DOLES OUT ADVICE FOR AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF LIGHTING WATER FEATURES  Waterfalls, fountains, pools and ponds, lakes, streams and rills all benefit from lighting when it comes to designing an exterior scheme, and there are several methods in which each can be illuminated. During the design stage, however, there are a few factors which need to be taken into account. We all know that water has the ability to refract light, and this can have a negative effect on the overall lighting scheme if not planned for in advance. Each type of water feature displays the water in...

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Pro landscaper magazine July 2019 ARE YOU SWITCHED ON?

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There are a variety of options for controlling exterior light. Neil Parslow talks us through the pros and cons of some the most effective choices After dark, exterior lighting can completely transform a garden or landscape. Whether the lighting has been designed by an electrician, landscaper or a professional garden lighting designer, one thing which should be planned for is how the lights are going to be controlled. There are many ways exterior lighting can be controlled or switched, and depending on the client’s intended use and the complexity of the overall design, each has its own benefits and drawbacks....

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Pro landscaper magazine June 2019 FITTING IN

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Light Visuals Neil Parslow shares his top tips for selecting the right products and systems for exterior hardscape and soft plant lighting. We’re all aware of the environmental benefits and cost savings LEDs have to offer over traditional light sources. LED light fittings are available in a wide choice of qualities and styles, but the longevity of a garden lighting system will always be down to the products and installation methods used. It’s best practice to select the highest quality products your budget will allow, even if this means installing your lighting in phases, as this will help to spread...

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