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Outside Decorating: Inviting Landscape Ideas

Thursday, November 12, 2015   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Outside Decorating: Inviting Landscape Ideas

Whether it's the middle of summer or it's time to break out the holiday decorations, your landscaping should always be inviting. For the upcoming winter season, you'll want to up your landscape game and incorporate some of these inviting landscape ideas into your front yard.


Outdoor Holiday Tree


Who says you can only have one holiday tree? Create an outdoor holiday tree for you, your neighbors, passersby and the furry creatures outside to enjoy. Decorate some of your trees in your front lawn with lights, outdoor ornaments, birdhouses and voila – you have a second holiday tree to admire. Don't limit yourself to only your trees either: your shrubs can also be decorated with lights to illuminate your front yard and give your home holiday flair.


Light Up Winter Containers


Fill your weather-proof planters with play sand or potting mix and purchase greens from a nursery or trim some from your current landscaping. Cut the ends of the greens and place them in the potting mix or sand to create a beautiful display for your front yard. You can decorate with ribbon, twigs, burlap or even colorful berries. Heighten your winter containers and add lighting with fiber optic solar lights.


After you're done decorating and adding light to the containers, place them by your front steps for guests and visitors to enjoy during the holiday season both day and night.


Give Your Landscape a Glow


Change out your traditional landscaping light bulbs for colored bulbs or purchase colored filters for the lighting cans for an enchanting and magical feel for your landscape. It's an easy and simple way to give your landscape a holiday glow. Red and green colored bulbs are traditional in the winter, and orange works well for fall.


If you are looking to make your landscape more inviting for the holiday season, this cost-effective option is something anyone can do.


Keep Greenery Maintained


With the holiday season comes the cold weather, so to make your landscape more inviting, be sure to maintain your greenery. Keep your shrubs and bushes clean cut and sculpted and make sure to keep trash and other debris out of your yard.


The cold may make your front yard look bare and lifeless, but with the right decorations and lighting, your front yard landscaping will look inviting and friendly.


The holiday season is upon us and it's one of the most cheerful and lively seasons – make sure your landscaping reflects the happy season with these four tips. From an outdoor holiday tree, to colorful landscape lighting and decorative winter containers, your landscape is sure to bring joy to your family and your neighbors.

Global Property Systems
Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS - NYS RE Principal Broker
56 Lafayette Avenue Suite 320
White Plains, NY 10603
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