Our Top 5 Holiday Landscaping Tips

Our Top 5 Holiday Landscaping Tips

Interested in adding a little more festivity to your landscaping before the holidays hit?

Here are some of our favorite options for decorating your yard before Christmas. If you haven’t seen it yet, we also have some awesome ideas for decorating your front porch as well.

Add Outdoor Christmas Lights

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Keep things classic with adding outdoor Christmas lighting to your landscaping. In addition to looking festive and beautiful, it also does a great job of illuminating the natural beauty of your yard.

Make sure you follow our tips for safely decorating trees with lights and also being mindful of keeping yourself safe while installing them.

Depending on the aesthetic you would like to go for, you can get as creative as you would like with outdoor lighting. You could add Christmas lights to evergreen trees (or any other trees or shrubs), you could add them to your front porch, border your driveway with lights, etc.

If you are having holiday parties this season, it’s also important to light up your walkways to ensure that guests can get in and out safely.

Decorate Your Mailbox

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If you would like to make a great first impression before anyone gets into your driveway, you could also decorate your mailbox and the area around it for some additional curb appeal.

Garlands, wreaths, winter plants surrounding the mailbox, holiday signs, bows, pinecones, or holiday knick-knacks are all excellent options for this area. Landscape lighting for this part of your yard is also a great way to welcome people to your home.

Add Winter Plants

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There are many great options for winter-hardy plants in your landscaping, no matter what hardiness zone you live in.

Some options include:

  • Heather plants
  • Witch hazel
  • Snowdrops
  • Winter jasmine
  • Japanese quince

Dress Up Your Borders

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For walkways, windows, doorways, and other borders in your landscaping, borders made with lights or greenery are a great way to outline your home and add some holiday cheer.

You can make your own garlands, or simply add lights for a great look!

Have Fun With It

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Last but certainly not least, make sure to have fun with your holiday landscaping. Whether this includes strings of colored lights or more traditional greenery, it’s easy to make it your own.

For questions regarding tree care and landscape care this time of year, make sure to contact a licensed professional to help you out. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Homescape Now to get your yard looking perfect in time for Christmas.