Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2017

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Game Plan Game Plan An Ever-Changing Landscape Requires a Solid Strategy Top When the owner of this Rancho Palos Verdes, California, residence found out that Imagine Lighting designed and installed landscape lighting in addition to Christmas lighting, she hired them to take on that job for the front yard and the expansive backyard in her 9,000 square foot lot. Above About 40 small mushroom path lights were installed around walkways and as area lights in the planters. All of the lamps that were not underwater are 2700K. The work Imagine does is mostly by hand to help preserve the existing landscape. I Imagine Lighting, founded fourteen years ago, start- ed primarily with Christmas and holiday lighting. One of their holiday customers was so pleased with the job they did lighting her home for Christmas that she hired them to do her landscape lighting as well. That was how Anthony Bogdanovich, owner of and designer for Imagine Lighting, got started at this Ran - cho Palos Verdes home. Within the last five to six years, the Imagine team has converted its original halogen installation to LED, and added some lights here and there, for a grand total of 200 fixtures. With a lot size of about 9,000 square feet, there is plenty of room for landscape updates, which are almost constant. And, of course, with additions to the landscape comes additions to the lighting. "Every time the homeowner adds a new feature to the yard, we add additional lighting for it," said Bog - danovich. "It's absolutely gorgeous; she loves it." With the landscape in a constant state of remodel, Bogdanovich can attribute one main thing to keeping on top of the lighting: proper planning. The Lighting Plan On any project, large or small, Bogdanovich recom- mends spending more than just a few minutes looking at the property. "It's quite a process," he said. "It takes daytime and 22 LC DBM Game Plan By Alli Rael, LC/DBM

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