Stop! Before You Decorate Your Lawn For Christmas, Read 5 These Tips

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! 

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course, decorating your home to show your holiday spirit. But if you're not careful, all that decorating can damage your yard and landscaping. 

Here are five tips to help you avoid any mishaps this holiday season.


1. Choose weatherproof decorations. 

If you live in an area with harsh winters, like Maine, it's important to choose decorations that can withstand freezing temperatures and icy winds. Otherwise, you run the risk of your decorations breaking or blowing away. 

Additionally, LED lights are a great option because they use less energy and don't get as hot as traditional incandescent bulbs, so they're less likely to cause fires.

2. Be careful when hanging lights. 

When stringing up lights, be sure to use hooks or plastic hangers instead of nails or screws. That way, you won't damage your gutters or shingles. And always make sure to unplug your lights before going to bed or leaving the house — you don't want any accidents!

3. Avoid heavy decorations. 

Heavy Christmas decorations can damage your grass and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy lawn. Instead, opt for lightweight lawn decorations that won't weigh down your grass. 

There are many different types of lightweight lawn decorations available, from inflatable snowmen to waterproof cardboard cutouts. 

You can also find many DIY options online. With a little creativity, you can create beautiful lawn decorations without damaging your grass.

4. Use dog-friendly options. 

If you have pets, it's important to use pet-friendly decorating options like fake snow or citronella candles. That way, you can still enjoy the holiday season without worrying about Fido eating something he shouldn't or getting his paws stuck in pine needles.

5. Keep it simple. 

Sometimes, less is more – especially when it comes to outdoor holiday decorating! Instead of going overboard with lawn decorations, try keeping it simple with just a few well-placed items. 

A wreath on the door and some lights in the windows will do the trick – anything more may be overkill.

Following these simple tips will help you decorate for Christmas without damaging your yard or landscaping – and maybe even save you some money in repairs! So go forth and spread some holiday cheer – be sure to do it safely!

For help in the greater Buxton, Maine area with your winter landscaping needs,
contact us at Prime Cut Landscaping & Lawn Care today!

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