Making Your Yard Festive for the Holidays

The holiday season is here, have you done your decorating yet? While many people will deck their halls and make the insides of their homes a winter wonderland, the yard and landscape are often overlooked. Don’t skimp out on your curb appeal- follow these tips to make your yard festive and welcoming for the holiday season:

Touch Up Your Walk Way

You want your guests to feel welcomed and excited to enter your home. To help with this effect, consider redoing your walkway. With the increasingly shorter days, a little extra lighting will keep everyone safe, especially as things get increasingly icy with the cold weather. Additionally, if the stones or bricks that you currently have lining your path are dingy, old, and worn down, it may be time for a makeover. You can take a seasonal approach to this project by lining your space with lights shaped like elves or candy cane or focus on fixtures that you can display throughout the whole year. Regardless, both you and your guests will be thankful for the extra lighting

Add Planters

Another way to add life to your space in the cold is by investing in holidays planters. This beautiful burst of color will help to make your yard and deck beautiful and vibrant. You can buy planters with evergreen and birch to last throughout the holiday. Spruce up your planters with pinecones, ribbons, and ornaments to give them a night holiday feel. Planters are an elegant way to add some decoration to your home for the season.

String Some Lights

The same old Christmas lights can seem a tad boring, but with a little creativity, you can add a fun new twist. You can line your house and porch with strings of lights but have also you considered draping them throughout the trees and other foliage? Instead of traditional white lights, invest in other colors to add some flare. You can also get icicle-like hanging strands that can give your front porch a great wintery theme. Add some lights to unusual places, like light posts and mailboxes, to add some shimmer. The more lights, the merrier.

Add Some Foliage

While many of your plants will suffer in the winter months, maybe it’s time to rethink your landscaping scheme. Wintergreen boxwood, coneflowers, blue spruces, and catmints are just some of the many plants that can survive and thrive in the winter. Adding new foliage will help to give a feeling of life to your yard that may otherwise be looking a little barren in the season. If you are confused or unsure of what plants will do well during the season in your space, give us a call. We can help you make a landscaping plan to meet your needs and to help your yard stay vibrant the whole winter long.

Revamp Your Deck

If you don’t have a porch or deck, now may be the perfect time to consider adding one. With the weather getting colder and colder, you will want a space where you can enjoy being outdoors, even for a little. A furbished deck or patio is the perfect spot to sit outside and entertain company. You can add a firepit or heat lamps for warmth and decorate your space to entertain. In addition to keeping you happy and cozy, these additions will also help with your curb appeal and the overall value of your home. If you already have a deck or porch but just aren’t crazy about their look, feel, or layout, use this time to do a quick remodel. You’ll be so excited to have them when the weather gets warm again.

No matter how you decide to decorate for the holidays, don’t skip out on your landscape! And, as always, if you need any help, call the experts at Hidden Creek Landscaping. We will help you get your space ready for the holidays and the new year!  

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Popular Fall Landscaping Design Options For Patio Lovers

1911664_10152040815607083_1217133883_nThe patio space can be one of the most decorative and inviting sections of the home, especially if the homeowner chooses to decorate seasonally. Keeping up with the styles of the seasons can be a great way to add more presence to the home itself, and the fall always provides interested patio lovers with plenty of inspiration when it comes to decorative options. By following some of these tips, it can be easy for any homeowner to get the design they want for their patio.

Orange and its Potential: There are some colors that just define a season, and orange has always been in style for the fall. Homeowners will have a variety of options when it comes to displaying the best of this fiery style and color, but it can also be a good idea to branch out and explore contrasting options as well. The bright colors of the fall can always stand out even better with the right accenting pieces. Homeowners are encouraged to introduce plenty of black, green and violet elements as well, especially with fixtures and furnishings that are designed to attract viewer attention.

Natural Fixtures: While the winter and the summer may be defined by the temperature changes, the fall and the spring have always been defined by the environmental changes. The fall is a particularly magical season because of how many new and different forms the familiar surrounding flora can take. Homeowners are strongly encouraged to incorporate some of these transitions into their decor. These can include any number of fascinating fixtures, such as statues or motifs that can complement the environment. And speaking of the environment

Include the Environment! One of the best inspirations to drawn from during the fall is the natural world itself. The patio can always be complemented with the presence of fallen leaves or twisting vines and branches. The introduction of these living elements can allow the more artistic and static ones to pop to life and vice versa. Natural colors can always complement the environment, and playing around with negative and positive space can allow homeowners to add a modern spin to traditional decorations.

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