Looking to make the most of your land this Christmas? During this gloomy time of year, there’s no better reason to get creative and festive by decking the halls and taking full advantage of the season of decorating. It’s all about beautifying any area of your home that needs some much needed colour and warmth during the cold winter season.
Here are some ways to spruce up your property and liven it up for the holidays.
Utilize Your Hedges
If you have hedges in your front yard, utilize them! You can add on some warm, colourful twinkling light to your hedges that will turn your yard into a holly jolly space and brighten up the exterior of your home. Just remember to have your hedges properly trimmed, pruned, and maintained to really showcase them.
Decorate Your Pond
Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you have to turn off your beautiful backyard pond. Instead, keep it running and highlight it with some festive lighting to liven up your entire yard. All you need to do is use an aerator, remove any debris in the pond, add in some polystyrene floats or just turn on your pond heater to prevent it from freezing. Then it’s time to add in some elements of colour to bring your pond to life so you can enjoy the beauty of it throughout the winter.
Take Advantage Of Your Yard
Making the most of your land this Christmas doesn’t mean creating something out of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But of course, adding some yard decorations to spruce up your property for Christmas is always fun. But don’t forget to take care of the lawn if you plan on adding some reindeer or an LED snowman to the lawn. Since your grass is dormant throughout the winter, any heavy weight or foot traffic can end up damaging it, leaving you with some bald patches to repair next spring. So always be mindful where you place decorations.
Showcase The Plants
Your plants can still look beautiful when you use spotlights and LED lights to highlight their features. You can add even more appeal by using coloured mulch to add a splash of depth and contrast that will protect your plants, while making your garden bed pop. You should also consider planting some winter flowing plants to add exquisite colour throughout this otherwise dull season. By adding some classics like Holly and Winterberry, you can enjoy bright berries and foliage outside, and then bring them inside to decorate throughout your home.
Beautify Your Pathways
Adding lighting and decorative planters along your pathways can really brighten up your land this Christmas, too. Pots filled with evergreen boughs, birch branches, and holly, will make your home look festive and welcoming.
The magic of Christmas is all about the atmosphere of the season. At Hansen Lawn & Gardens Ltd., we can maintain your lawn and garden space during the winter season so you can get the most out of your land this Christmas. Contact us today to find out how we can customize a winter care plan for you.