How to Decorate for the Holidays Without Hurting Your Landscaping in Denver

November 13, 2019

The holidays are just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking of creative ways to get your home looking as festive as you feel. But that doesn’t mean you can just toss up some decorations quickly—doing so can end up hurting your yard and force you to call an experienced Denver landscaping service to help fix the damage. At Wild Irishman Tree and Landscape, we want to help you keep your yard looking great and that means helping you decorate in a way that’s safe for your plants. Here are a few simple tips to help you embrace the holiday spirit safely.

Change Out Your Lightbulbs
One of the easiest ways to show off your holiday spirit is to swap out the lightbulbs on the outside of your house for colorful alternatives. All you need to do is remove one bulb from each type of fixture and bring it to your local hardware store. Match the bulb size with a colorful bulb and buy as many as you feel you need to add color to your yard. Once you’re home remove the other bulbs and replace them with the colorful new ones. You’ll show off your holiday flair instantly without putting your landscaping at risk. 

Hire a Professional to Install String Lights
Nothing makes your yard stand out during the holiday season like decorative string lights. But if you’re not careful with how you hang the lights, you could damage your trees, bushes, and shrubs beyond repair. Worse, you put yourself at risk for severe injuries. Instead, let the pros install your string lights. They know what works and what will draw the most attention to your yard. But most importantly, they’ll make sure the lights don’t interfere with the health of your landscaping. 

Use Lightweight Lawn Decorations
Lawn decorations are a wonderful way to share holiday joy with the neighborhood, but using the wrong ones can hurt your grass, even in the dead of winter. When choosing lawn decorations, look for lightweight options. These can be thin wooden decorations that mount on stakes or even gigantic inflatable snowmen that light up the night. The key here is choosing something that won’t compress the soil and squash the roots of your lawn. If this happens, you’ll end up with subpar growth come spring and may need to replant the grass in those spots to avoid a patchy yard. 

Decorate Your Door
Think of your front door as a blank canvas. You can decorate it however you want, with whatever you want and it will never hurt your plants or landscaping. Mount creepy paper skeletons or silhouettes during October, hang wreaths during the winter months, or drape garlands over the doorframe. The only limit is your imagination. 

Decorating your home is a wonderful way to spread cheer throughout the neighborhood. But if you’re not careful, you could end up hurting the landscaping you love so much. Save yourself the stress and let our pros help you with your holiday lights this year. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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