˜Tis the season! The end of the year is drawing near, and the holidays are just around the corner. Weekends are filled with shopping for gifts, getting the house ready for guests, and relaxing by the fire with some hot cocoa. But don’t forget about the landscape; it’s one of the focal points for creating festive cheer. The following are a few ideas for putting your landscape in the holiday spirit for the month of December.
Reds and Whites
In the month of December, some red and white annuals will add a beautiful, festive tone to your property. Plant annuals in pots at your entrance, or plant them along a patio. Splashes of merry colors outside of the home give properties a ‘wow’ look! Good annual options for winter that bring festive tones include:
String the Lights
Add to your holiday spirit by hanging lights around your property like a professional! Measure each area you plan to string lights so you know the proper strand length that youll need. Locate your power sources and measure how many feet of power cord will be required to extend from the power source to the desired area. Whether hanging holiday lights from gutters, shingles, or the roofline, you can find clips to keep your lights in place. These tactics will help give your lighting a professional and elegant look!
Hang the Wreath
There’s nothing quite like opening the front door for a guest and having the scent of fir enter the house. There are many different kinds of wreaths; Douglas Fir, Balsam, and Holly Berry are just a few of the varieties to look for, and each one can be decorated with pine cones, fruits, holly berries or just about anything that looks festive and offers fresh scents. A wreath not only adds to the home aesthetically, but it also symbolizes many things and is a historic icon dating back thousands of years. For example, a wreath’s evergreen materials symbolize strength, due to an evergreen’s ability to live through even the coldest of winters.