Landscape lighting is the second most popular (72%) of outdoor design element with homeowners.
There are lots of reasons to add landscape lighting. If you entertain a lot, you may need good lighting for a patio, deck or for outdoor pathways. Outdoor lighting can also add visual interest to your night time landscaping. Architectural elements of your home can be lit to great effect or you may want to highlight some features in your backyard like a water fountain or pond.
The important thing to remember is lighting should be a subtle addition to your landscape and not become a focus in and of itself.