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Holiday Checklist for Your Yard

‘Tis the season to be jolly! If you are preparing to deck the halls for the holidays and spruce up your property, you’ll want to be mindful of accidental lawn damage. Today, we’re discussing how to get your lawn holiday-ready without sacrificing the health of your grass. If you are interested in optimizing your lawn’s appearance, then call Arbor-Nomics today or explore our website to learn more about our lawn care programs. We are happy to give you a free estimate. That said, let’s get your yard ready for the holidays.

Keep Off the Lawn

Decorating your yard should not come at the expense of the turf. Unfortunately, heavy decorations can take a toll on the lawn. After the holidays, you might find a disappointing surprise under those decorations. What used to be thriving grass could be brown, crushed, and dead. This can be especially disheartening if you have spent considerable time and money on caring for your lawn.

We recommend you focus most of your decorations on the front door, porch, and patio. You can also decorate trees, the driveway, and even the roof. That is, it’s best not to place decorations directly on your lawn. If you do decide to use lawn decorations, opt for lightweight lawn decorations, such as inflatables, and move them around every few days so that they do not suffocate the same spot for a long period of time. Further, minimize the surface area between the decoration and the lawn. For example, consider placing the decorations on pillars or tables.

Turn Up the Lights

Speaking of lightweight lawn decorations: why not invest more in lights and lighting? Lights can decorate a huge amount of space with very few physical elements. You are not limited to string lights, either. There are tons of outdoor lights to choose from, including fairy lights, colorful C9 bulbs, hanging icicle lights, falling star lights, and more!
There are a couple of things to consider here. First, use low-heat lights and lights designed for outdoors lest you risk electrical fires. Secondly, minimize excessive foot traffic. Instead of walking over to the lights to plug them in every night, consider using a timer for holiday lights.

Maintain Your Lawn

An untidy and messy lawn can take away from the appeal of all of those decorations. In fact, the best decoration can be a well-kept lawn. Make sure to rake dry leaves and remove debris such as small branches and twigs. Arbor-Nomics’ lawn care programs can also help your lawn shine for the holidays. Our services include fertilization, fire ant control, armyworm and grub preventative, fungicide treatment, grassy weed treatment, and more. Call Arbor-Nomics today to get your free price estimate upfront.