Get Ready for Summer – Mosquito Control

As the days get warmer, its time to get your outdoor living spaces ready for the hot summer ahead. Create a comfortable outdoor space for you and your guests with these tips:

Get Ready for Summer Spruce up the patio for summer

Start the summer off with a fresh start – Clean the porch floor, exterior windows and doors.  A pressure washer can make this task even easier!  If you have porch furniture, clean it off and wash the cushions.  Lay down a fresh doormat, and plant a pot of flowers.

Keep mosquitos away

Having warmer weather and longer days means we’re entering mosquito season. Nothing will drive you inside as quickly as getting bit by mosquitoes.  Keep the mosquitoes from biting by installing a mosquito repellent system. Take preventative measures by regularly checking your property for standing water and emptying it.

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Set the mood with outdoor lighting

A well lit space not only keeps you safe but also sets the mood.  You don’t need a lot of outdoor lights, you just need the right ones in the best locations.  If you already have a lighting system, we recommend an annual checkup to replace any bulbs that are out and redirect the lights based on your landscaping that has grown from last year.

You could also add some fun new lighting to your outdoor living space– we love the look of string lights or these custom designed LED fish basket lights the Guru installed. We designed these fish basket lanterns to hang in the client’s trees in the back yard. We love the way they sway in the trees and light up the entire yard.

Keep it Cool

Of course summers in San Antonio and parts of the Hill Country are going to be Hot!   Outdoor fans have come a long way and not only offer some cool air but have great designs too. Landscape Lighting Guru installs outdoor fans and we can help recommend the best type and brand of fan best suited for your home.  One of the brands we recommend, Haiku, offers unique designs that reflect any style.  To top it off, they’re smart and energy efficient.

Landscape Lighting Guru, Water Feature, Outdoor Lighting, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Horseshoe BayKeep the water running

The best way to prevent costly repairs to your fountain is with routine maintenance.  Our goal in service and inspection is to keep your water feature working as well as on the day it was installed.

Don’t have the time for another to-do list?  Landscape Lighting Guru offers top of the line products and services for many of these and would be happy to discuss your outdoor needs. Give us a call at 210-710-7737 to create an outdoor living space that is fabulous!

Beat the heat with outdoor fans

outdoor fansThe weather has been warming up as we launch into spring in San Antonio.   While the weather right now is very enjoyable, we all know that the oppressive summer heat is just around the corner. Outdoor fans are a great way to beat the heat in Texas.  Landscape Lighting Guru installs outdoor fans and we can help recommend the best type and brand of fan best suited for your home.

One of the brands we recommend, Haiku, offers unique designs that reflect any style.  To top it off, they’re smart and energy efficient. They recently released a wet-rated fan designed for indoor-outdoor lifestyles, and can handle whatever Mother Nature throws at it.  Stainless-steel components and sturdy airfoils mean it will never wilt, wither or rust.

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Did you know that fans not only cool you off but also protect you from pesky mosquitoes? According to entomologists, mosquitoes aren’t active when wind gusts exceed 10 miles per hour. You can create your own wind with a fan set on high and that should provide enough of a gust to keep bugs away from you and your guests.  Plus, fans help dissipate the carbon dioxide you exhale and reduce body heat, both of which have been found to attract mosquitoes.

Fan Mosquitoes Away

Fan Mosquitoes awayWith the outbreak of the Zika virus in Florida and the first Zika-related in death in Texas reported, it is time to really think about how you are going to protect your family. A few months ago, we posted about the Zika Virus and the new Mosquito Prevention system that we install.  Let’s discuss another way to protect your family from mosquitoes and keep you cool as well. One simple solution to repelling these bugs is an overhead fan!

You can literally fan mosquitoes away.

According to the American Mosquito Control Association, a large fan on your deck would work because mosquitoes are weak fliers.  The New York Times also reports that a fan’s breeze “disperses the human emanations that allow female mosquitos to zero in on us.” Entomologists from Michigan State University found that fan-generated wind greatly reduces mosquitoes and they recommend we use it in our backyards to protect ourselves and our pets.

forhome-outdoor-yeiser-resi-isisLandscape Lighting Guru installs outdoor fans and would be happy to come out and give a free consultation.    There is huge variety of fans available but some of favorites are from Big Ass Fans which offer stylish and state of the art fans.  Learn more at their website.  To learn more about how Landscape Lighting Guru can help you protect your family from mosquitoes, call us at 210-710-7737.

So much more than outdoor lights!

More than outdoor lights

Landscape Lighting Guru is known for high quality installation and service of outdoor lighting systems.  But what else do we do?

In addition to our installation of residential lighting systems, the following are some other services offered by Landscape Lighting Guru:
  • Indoor Lighting including upgrading new fixtures and moving to energy efficient LED.
  • Fans – Indoors and Out
  • Outdoor Water Feature Service – we can keep your fountain or water feature in tip top shape.
  • Outdoor Sound Systems
  • Mosquito Protection
  • Outdoor Lighting Service – it is important to get a lighting check-up twice a year to prevent bigger issues down the road.
  • Commercial Lighting

    More than Lights

    Mosquito Protection for your whole Patio!

The Guru is always on the lookout for high quality products and services to improve your home inside and out.  For more information, please give us a call at 210-710-7737 or send us an email at info@landscapeligthingguru.com.

Is your Outdoor Space ready for Summer?

Outdoor Space 4th of julyIs your outdoor space ready for the upcoming holiday weekend?  4th of July is a great time to invite friends and family over to celebrate our nation’s freedom and enjoy the long summer nights.

Creating a comfortable outdoor space for you and your guests is as easy with these tips:

  1.  Keep it Cool – Of course it is going to be a bit hot in San Antonio in July.  Outdoor fans have come a long way and not only offer a some cool air but have great designs too.
  2. Stay out of the Dark – a well lit space keeps the party going long past the fireworks.  You don’t need a lot of outdoor lights, you just need the right ones in the best locations.
  3. Outdoor Space 4th of JulyGet rid of the pests – Nothing will drive your party inside as quickly as getting bit by mosquitoes.  Keep the mosquitoes from biting by installing a mosquito repellent system.

Landscape Lighting Guru offers top of the line products for all three and would be happy to discuss your outdoor needs. Give us a call at 210-710-7737 to create the outdoor living space that is SPECTACULAR!

 

 

We do fan installation too!

fan installation In addition to interior lighting, Landscape Lighting Guru does fan installation indoors and out.  Fans are great to use all year round to keep the air circulating in your home and outside to cool you off in our hot summers.  We recently started a project installing a fan from a company we just love – Haiku Home. Their fans are not only one of the most energy efficient fan in the market but they are also stylish.  They offer an option to include an automated LED fixture to your fan as well. They are available in many different finishes that can work in both a traditional or modern home.

 

fan installationIf you are interested in adding fans to a room in your home or replacing a current fan, please give us a call 210-710-7737.  We install many different brands of fans and can help you choose the right product for you.  If you would like to see product information for the fans featured here, please visit their website at www.haikuhome.com.