The very merry season is ahead of us, and it's time to start preparing for it. One of the many reasons we all look forward to this time is the fun and beautiful home decoration we get to put out every year. However, before we start decorating, we need to prepare the ground. This means decluttering and cleaning up, especially when it comes to our yards. We know; this isn't as fun as putting up Halloween or Christmas decorations, but it's crucial. Once you do this, you'll have a welcoming and cozy landscape that both you and your guests will enjoy. Therefore, to create a jolly atmosphere even outside of your house, you'll need to spruce up your yard for the holidays. So, keep reading to find out how to do this!
Decluttering your yard
Start with decluttering. There's probably an accumulation of all sorts of belongings outside of your house.
Well, you can't have a nice and inviting yard if it's cluttered with toys, tools, different kinds of equipment, and debris. So, if you want to spruce up your yard for the holidays, the first step should be decluttering. Put aside everything you won't be needing. Organize it, sort it out, label it, and store it somewhere safe. Once you do this, you'll have an excellent base for the revamping. Just imagine the landscape of your dream home and try to recreate it right there in your yard because it's time to do just that!
Trim and prune
Everybody wants the picture-perfect lawn surrounded by decorative trees and flowers in front of their house. However, only those who are willing to maintain it regularly can achieve it. If you're one of those people, now is the perfect time to do the seasonal timing, pruning, and weeding.
Start with raking the fallen leaves. Next, pull out the weeds and trim trees and shrubs that have grown too big for your garden, or which are overhanging paths and outdoor living areas, or encroaching on other plants or the lawn. Pruning will stimulate fresh growth and allow more light into your garden. This is a perfect way to spruce up your yard for the holidays - it will give your landscape a whole other dimension.
Add some color with plants
Every landscape needs a little color. Something that will brighten up the space and make it more inviting. That's where plants come into play. This doesn't mean you have to grow your own garden; you can simply display some planters.
So, get your hands on some potted plants and decorate your yard with them. Choose some fun holiday-inspired box plants for your windows. Go for some hanging planters for your porch as well. There is an excellent variety of seasonal flowers now that is rich in both color and scent. You can even decorate your entryway with some tall green planters. So, be creative, play with colors, and make your landscape unique.
Give your walkway a makeover
Spruce up your yard for the holidays by giving your walkway a makeover. Walkways suffer a lot of traffic, so it's only logical they need a lot of maintenance. Fortunately, refreshing your walkway is as simple as trimming weeds, filling cracks, and replacing loose blocks or tiles. Easy, right?
If you don't have a walkway, now it's the perfect time to build one. This can be a fun DIY project that will boost the curb appeal of your home. The best part is you can be as creative as it gets. Use pebbles in different colors, stones in various sizes, fun tiles, etc. We suggest using flowers as a walkway border. Use your imagination! A refreshed or new walkway will revamp the whole landscape and create an inviting atmosphere for the perfect family home.
Refresh the paint of windows and front door
Another way to make your yard shine for the upcoming holidays is to put a fresh coat of paint on your front door and around the windows. Believe it or not, this will not only revive your curb appeal but the whole house. Worn out and chipped paint on your windows and doors is something you might not notice, but it's extremely important to maintain, especially if you want to revamp your yard for the holidays. You can be creative and choose a festive color for your front door, such as red or green. Hang a decorative wreath on the door, and you're good to go!
Add the right outdoor lights
Cozy up the yard with the right lighting.
Since the holidays are all about the feelings of love and comfort, it would be nice to cozy up your yard with some warm lighting. So, stretch some string lights around your porch or patio for a warm welcome. If you have trees or little bushes in the front lawn, wrap them with lights as well. We talked about the walkway, so why not make it even more inviting by putting a couple of lanterns from the curb to the entrance. With the right lighting, you'll embrace the jolly feeling and enhance the whole yard or entryway.
Well, it seems like we have already started talking about the decoration. Therefore, it's time to start having real fun! Bring out all the pretty holiday decorations because it's time for magic!
Editor's tip: Properly storing holiday decorations is important if you want to keep them safe and sound. So, we suggest renting a storage unit to put them away once the holidays are over and protect them until next year.
It's time to touch up your yard for the holidays!
As you can see, you don't have to spend a lot of time and money to spruce up your yard for the holidays. Actually, it is pretty simple to do it. Gather your family and divide chores - you'll be done in no time! Follow these steps one by one, and you'll end with the prettiest yard in your neighborhood. Happy holidays!
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