Tis The Season For Unique Holiday/Christmas Gifts

‘Tis the Season’ often brings on thoughts of sitting around an indoor fireplace leaving winter outside where it belongs. While this is understandable when the ‘weather outside if frightful’ what about those times when being outdoors is more than desirable? Giving unique holiday/Christmas gifts to those who enjoy spending time in living areas beyond the walls of their homes may require something just a bit different. Outdoor gifts are the perfect answer when the recipient already has everything needed to enjoy indoor living.

No one should be surprised to learn that there is more to a home than what can be found only after entering through a doorway. A home’s exterior generally includes lawn, garden and patio and these offer numerous opportunities for spending leisure time and quiet evenings soaking up as much natural light and fresh air as possible. The only thing is that sometimes that area is left unattended to and becomes less than attractive with little if any appeal.

Generous individuals who would like to give unique holiday/Christmas gifts to someone special should seriously consider outdoor gifts. Gifting someone or a family with a custom designed covered patio, complete with a hot tub and fireplace, could make the recipient’s dreams come true. Anyone who enjoys entertaining could spend many hours delighting in this kind of amazing gift.

An outdoor kitchen is the epitome of outdoor gifts because it provides even more opportunity for nature lovers to bask in their surroundings and becomes the gift that keeps on giving. Such unique holiday/Christmas gifts may be intended for a single person or family, but it is unusual when they are not shared with others. Done right they can even become the envy of neighbors, friends and acquaintances.

Something as simple as a small pond with rocks and foliage tucked into an intimate corner of the yard can provide inspiration for other outdoor gifts. The only limit to what can be done with unique holiday/Christmas gifts is the imagination. Bringing creativity to life can warm up anyone’s holiday season.  To explore the possibilities available for your outdoor space, contact Hidden Creek Landscaping today.

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How To Use Your Patio For Holiday Entertaining

As families prepare the home for holiday gatherings, it is important to take advantage of every inch of space. The patio is often an afterthought when it comes to holiday entertaining, but a beautiful space should not be wasted. Even though it may be a bit chilly outdoors, this area is a great location for holiday parties. Learning a few tips to prepare the area will make it a welcoming spot in all weather conditions.

Warm Up the Space

The most important thing that gives an outdoor space the ability to host guests for a holiday event is heat. A homeowner may consider small portable heaters or larger and more permanent fireplaces. Fire pits are affordable options for patio heating and provide focal points for friends to gather around and make holiday memories.

Add Comfort

The winter holidays are meant to exude cheer and comfort. If a gathering will be held in a covered patio, adding cozy curtains provides an inviting appearance. The furniture should be covered in bright pillows and warm blankets as well.

Keep the Elements Out

Although many parts of the country experience cool holiday weather, it is possible to create a welcoming outdoor space. An open patio can be lined with decorative screens or a retractable roof to keep the elements from becoming bothersome. If the budget allows, it may be wise to enclose the space with glass. This allows the beauty of winter to be viewed without the harsh and cold temperatures.

Holiday decorating means more than hanging ornaments from a tree or placing lights in the windows. It includes preparing both outside and inside space where family and friends can gather for special celebrations. Despite the cool weather, a bright and comfortable patio makes an excellent place to entertain guests and ring in holiday cheer. Hidden Creek Landscaping is happy to work with you to plan your new patio design, and help you make use of it all year round. Contact us today to schedule a meeting.

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Unique Holiday Landscaping Decorating Ideas For Homes And Businesses

The holidays are almost upon us. While you may have decorated trees and hung the wreaths, you might not know what to do with regard to outdoor decorations. Holiday decorating is a tedious process that requires skill and precision to achieve the best results. Hidden Creek Landscaping has a few outdoor decorating ideas that you can use as inspiration.

Create Your Own CandyLand
Since the holiday season is a time of cheer, you could decorate your garden with various holiday-themed candy props. Candy canes, gingerbread people and Christmas tree cookies are great inspiration pieces. You can shape various shrubs to resemble these holiday goodies. You can always decorate plants with Christmas lights to achieve a colorful result. If you want, you could cover your house with lights as well to make it resemble a gingerbread cottage.

Santa’s Workshop

If candy isn’t appealing, having a display that resembles Santa’s workshop would be perfect as well. You can create a makeshift sleigh out of Christmas lights, or even create wire reindeer. You can also hang various toys on trees or shrubs to complete the effect.

The Star Of Bethlehem

If you prefer a minimalistic concept, stars will add a glamorous touch to your patio and garden. Using Christmas lights and star-shaped lanterns, you can create a theme that mimics the night sky. This concept is perfect for outdoor locations that have tall trees, as they can be used as a base for the large star lanterns.

Holiday decorating does not have to be a complicated process. With the help of a good landscaping team your home and business outdoor decorating concepts can come to life without having to break a sweat.

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