Mar 16, 2021
This week on Down The Garden Path, we speak with
Aquatech Irrigation Systems' Paul Kostka about lighting and
Paul Kostka has worked in the irrigation business for 18 years
with Aquatech Irrigation Systems. For the past nine years, he has
specialized in landscape lighting with the creation of the lighting
branch of the company, Lightech.
Join us this week for
our conversation about lighting and irrigation with Paul Kostka of
Aquatech Irrigation Systems.
Paul answers our questions and tells us about the work he
- Tell us more about
your time at Aquatech Irrigation.
- What are the different
types of lighting systems you install?
- We discuss
“low-voltage lighting." (The energy efficiency, and bulb
- What should homeowners
consider before when choosing landscape lighting?
- What are the benefits
of installing landscape lighting?
- How easy is it to
install? What does it take to have a properly set up system?
- What is the difference
between DIY light kits/box store lights and a professionally
- Can you install it in
an existing landscape? How much disruption does it cause?
- In a brand-new install
with a brand-new landscape, when is the best time for you to get
involved? At the design stage or after everything is installed?
Installing irrigation at the same time?
- Is there an estimate
based on the size of the back yard how many lights you should
- Can you speak to the
low maintenance features? How you control lights, and timing, can
you change to Christmas lights? Do you offer maintenance
You can find Aquatech
Irrigation Systems online here.
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Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional
landscape designers Joanne
Shaw and Matthew Dressing
discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and
As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has
been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for
over a decade.
And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer.
He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and
garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA.
Together, Joanne and Matthew do their best to bring you
interesting, relevant and helpful topics. Their goal is to help you
keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.