Protecting Your Landscape Lighting Throughout the Winter
Harsh winter weather can take a huge toll on your landscape lighting. Although outdoor lights are designed to withstand the elements of nature, freezing temperatures, ice, and snow can eventually damage your lights and shorten their lifespan. Luckily, you can protect your lights by following some simple winter maintenance tips. As professional landscape lighting installers, Nixa Lawn Service knows just the steps to take. To protect your outdoor lights, follow these helpful tips.
Bury Resurfaced Wires
When landscape lighting is installed, wires and cables are usually buried underground – but in the winter, frequent freezing and thawing can cause them to resurface. Ice and snow can greatly damage exposed wires, so check your lawn often and bury any that have resurfaced. If you find a wire that looks damaged, be sure to contact Nixa Lawn Service and we will make any necessary repairs.
Check and Change Bulbs
The LED bulbs used in landscape lighting should last several years, but extreme weather changes and long winter nights can greatly shorten their lifespan. If a bulb burns out, replace it as soon as possible. In most low voltage systems, one burnt-out bulb can shorten the lifespan of the surrounding bulbs, so never hesitate to change one.
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Clean the Lenses
Over time, dirt, debris, and mineral deposits can damage your landscape lighting and dim the lights. In the winter, this is particularly a problem after snowstorms and drifts. To keep your outdoor lights burning bright, clean the lenses with a non-abrasive cloth and a calcium, lime, and rust cleaner. Cleaning your lenses requires a bit of work, so feel free to contact Nixa Lawn Service and we will do the job for you.
Melting snow and ice can cause your landscape lighting system to trip. If this happens, you will need to reset the GFCI outlet and make sure it’s closed. Be sure to exercise caution when resetting the outlet, and if you notice any damage, be sure to contact a professional.
Landscape Lighting at Nixa Lawn Service
For any of your landscape lighting needs, contact Nixa Lawn Service. We specialize in the design, installation, and maintenance of landscape lighting, along with lawn care, landscape design, and tree removal services. Our business model is founded on three simple principles: hard work, honesty, and transparency, and since 2000, we have upheld those principles in all the services we provide. To learn more about our lawn care and landscaping services, contact Nixa Lawn Service today.