Outdoor Lighting & Your Home

Outdoor Lighting & Your Home

(Above: An Evening in Watertown, Design: Monica Fairbairn, Installation: A Yard & A Half, Photo: Daniel Nystedt) The days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean you have to coop yourself up inside after work. Enjoy your beautiful landscape all season long by installing an outdoor lighting system!   Low-Voltage Lighting We recommend low-voltage lighting to enhance your evening enjoyment of your property. The quality and intensity of this lighting is closer to candlelight than traditional…

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

 Are you planning to host a festive gathering this holiday season for business associates or family and friends? Set the tone with a few special touches for your indoor and outdoor holiday decor. Check out the gallery below for some decorating ideas from the pros, appropriate to our Boston-area climate and classic New England style. (See more on our “Winter Wonders” Pinterst page.) Between shopping, cleaning, and managing the food, beverages, and guest list, it can be hard…

Start Your Christmas Season Right: Small Business Saturday

Start Your Christmas Season Right: Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, November 28, 2015, start your holiday season off right by scheduling installation of Christmas decorations by A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative. We can prepare your home or business for holiday festivities with indoor and outdoor arrangements of evergreens, berries, and branches; roping, wreathes, and kissing balls; holiday landscape lighting; poinsettias; and even Christmas tree delivery. As a thank you for supporting small and locally-owned businesses, if you contact us on Small…

5 Outdoor Lighting Design Take-Aways

I recently attended the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals conference in Atlanta, and I wanted to share some take-aways for all of the design professionals who may work with lighting to a lesser degree: Using more fixtures with less wattage per fixture (along with varying your beam spread and shielding) will help to eliminate “hot spots”, glare, and light leaking into areas where you don’t want it. Light conifers from the outside to emphasize the form of the plant, since the…