How to Safely Prevent Damage to Your Denver Landscaping After the Holidays

December 21, 2020

Holiday decorations can add to the festivities and fun of the season. If you’re like many homeowners this year, you went overboard on the decorations and lights in your yard. While they’re fun, those lights, baubles, ornaments, and doodads can do serious damage to your Denver landscape design and the elements you already have in place. The sooner you can take care of repairs, the healthier and happier your landscaping will be, come spring. So, where do you start? Here’s what you need to know.

Be Careful When Removing Lights
Hanging holiday lights is one of the hardest parts of decorating for the season, but removing them is even tougher. All you’re focused on is getting the lights off your trees and shrubs. This increases the risk of damage to the tree as you rush to get the job done so you can get out of the cold. Instead of rushing through the job, take your time. Remove lights carefully and watch where you place any ladders or step-stools. The last thing you want to do is snap a branch or limb with a carelessly placed ladder. 

Pick up Heavy Lawn Decorations A.S.A.P.
Lawn decorations and sculptures add to the festive flair but they can wreak havoc on your yard if you let them stay out longer than necessary. Prioritize getting those decorations put away as soon as possible. This will give your turf a chance to breathe and recover after a near-month-long period of holding those decorations. If you notice that the lawn looks flatter than it should, call your landscaping team and ask for advice. You may need to aerate the area to help the soil spring back when the temperatures warm up.

Schedule Tree Trimming and Pruning Sessions 
Heavy ornaments and even lights can damage tree limbs and the branches on your bushes and shrubs. If you notice any broken branches or limbs, call your landscaping company and schedule a winter pruning session. They’ll be able to trim the trees to prevent damage and disease during the winter months. If you let those damaged branches sit until spring, the damage may be so extensive that you’ll lose the entire plant.

Get Your Yard Inspected
It’s always a good idea to get your yard inspected by your Denver landscaper after you pick up the decorations. They’ll be able to identify early signs of wear and tear and find solutions to fix the damage before spring arrives. Even better, they can help you plan your upcoming growing and gardening season so you can hit the ground running as soon as the weather warms up.

Keep These Tips in Mind
Taking down decorations isn’t the most enjoyable task. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be able to keep your landscaping looking great even once you remove the decorations for the season. If at any point you notice something out of place or see signs of damage to your landscaping, contact our team as soon as possible. We’ll help you get your yard back in shape quickly. 
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