What makes a space special during the night is the play of light and dark, highlighting features that we may not take note of during the day and creating contrast and shadows using the forms and plants in your yard. Playing with these elements creates intrigue and drama, and a well-lit space will often be one in which you want to stay.
Landscape lights are also an accent to architectural details and adds safe passage to dark stairs, deck and step lights installed directly into a yard's hardscape. They can also be for washing light down stone walls, and lighting up entertainment spaces.
Silhouetting is a fantastic effect for highlighting dramatic shapes that have been hidden in plain daylight. The light source is placed behind the item and light toward where the main vantage point would be ensuring that the light source itself cannot be seen.
Moon Lighting is an effective way of using lighting when there are larger trees in the defined space. The light source is placed high up in the tree ( for example) & aimed downwards, washing the branches and ground below in light. It creates an impressive effect.