Installing Holiday Landscaping Decorations

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated June 5, 2017)

Holiday landscaping decorations can be some of the most eye catching and dramatic elements of holiday decorating. Everything from giant inflatable ghost balloons at Halloween to a huge Styrofoam turkey for Thanksgiving to electronic mannequins of Santa and his reindeer for Christmas are available to buy from every department store in the country. What many people don't know, though, is that just about anything can be used for decorating your landscape during the holidays.

Installing landscaping decorations for the holidays is something that anyone can do. To correctly install any holiday landscaping decoration you simply need to follow these guidelines. The basic premise is going to be the same regardless of the fact if you are decorating for the upcoming Christmas holiday, or the next Independence Day celebration. Simply put, all it takes to create some holiday landscape decorations is a little creativity.

  • Location. One of the key elements for any type of design is always going to be location, location, location. Prior to actually going out and setting up any type of decorations, take some time to draw out a rough map of your property and where you think the decorations would look the best.
  • Safety. Whenever you set up any type of exterior decorations, be sure that you keep safety in mind. Not only your safety as you are setting it up, but also the safety of others that are going to be looking at your exhibit. For example, when setting up your animatronic Santa on the roof, don't do it when the roof is icy or snowy. Another example is that you want to make sure you don't hang your scary ghost too low from the trees at Halloween time. If you did, it could quite easily hit a pedestrian or even a passing car.
  • Theme. Another of the key elements of design is a theme. Try to tie all your landscaping decorations into one overall theme, whether it is religious, traditional, or even whimsical. By creating a theme for your landscaping decorations you are can create an opportunity to tell a story. Take a little time to think about your theme and see if you can't come up with something that is truly unique for you.
  • Elements. Make sure the decorations you use are actually designed to withstand the elements. This is particularly a necessity when you are decorating in the winter. The extreme cold of winter weather can quickly damage or even destroy decorations that are not designed for that type of weather.

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Lee Wyatt

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