Lightscapes Blog

The goal of our blog is to create inspiration for your backyard space, outdoor living areas, and overall landscape.  We hope you enjoy our unique ideas for your homes landscaping.

Is your outdoor lighting system lighting dark-sky compliant?

Many of our projects feature down-lighting as a way to address concerns with light pollution. A properly designed lighting system takes into account all of those factors (wildlife, stars, etc).

We are often correcting existing lighting systems that do not consider light pollution (such as an un-shrouded post light in a front yard). We are members of the International Dark-Sky Association and use those principles to light homes. When up-lighting a facade we are lighting with shrouded fixtures that only cast light on the facade itself (not broadcast it directly into the sky). Excessive light level, poorly planned light placement, and un-shrouded fixtures are the main contributors to light pollution.

Outdoor Pizza Ovens - Great way to entertain during Summer.

Pizza time! Did you know that wood fired ovens can also cook soup, fish, meats, pasta, appetizers, dessert, etc. There are tons of recipes and websites dedicated to preparing food strictly using a wood fired over (pizza oven).

We can help you cook outside instead of having to rely on your indoor oven in the hot kitchen all summer! 

The space below the oven is for the wood. The fire actually gets built in the corner or back of the oven. When you cook something like a pizza you will typically rotate the item as it cooks so that it gets evenly cooked/ crisp on all sides.