How to Landscape Around Entrance Light Posts

Entrance light poles, whether decorative or plain, have the goal of lighting the way to your driveway or parking area. However, this doesn’t signify that they have to simply be a pole on the corner of the pull-in location. Landscape around the entrance, including the light poles, to provide a welcoming look that is also safe for those going and coming.

Plant a group of flowers around the base of the entrance to bring some color in the day light, once the light is not shining and the post looks plain.

Plant medium size bushes around the post to keep dogs away from the post. Dog pee can eat the paint off over time. Trim the shrubs in the autumn to prevent them from becoming too big. Medium-size bushes are best, especially if the entrance post is near the street. This way drivers’ views aren’t blocked when leaving the driveway.

Plant a climbing vine at the bottom of the entrance light post, such as ivy, a climbing rose or black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata). The vines will move up the post, providing more attention to plain posts. The colors of blooming vines will capture visitors’ attention during day light hours. Reduce the vines when they get too near the light, so that they don’t grow and prevent the beam.

Add a variation of vegetation to possess both greenery and color. Plant a medium bush on the bottom of the post and flowers in the front. Alternatively, add low growing shrubs round the post, and integrate flowers between. The purpose would be to mix in the color of flowers along with evergreen shrubs.

Plant medium-height ornamental grass round the post for height that doesn’t block a driver’s view. Add flowers facing the grass if you want to incorporate color.

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