With the holidays just around the corner, many Calgarians are looking to decorate their yards to celebrate. While lights along the roof top are a given, there are many fun landscaping opportunities to consider. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Night Time Landscaping.
Calgarians rarely think about what their front lawn looks like in the middle of the night. But over the holidays, and winter in general, one of the most interesting aspects is how your landscaping elements work after the sun sets. Over the cold months, night stretches from the early evening to the late morning, so shimmering lights on trees, bushes, and more can create fantastical wonderland scenes for everyone who drives by.
Grow a Tree.
It’s too late for this year, but some of the best landscaping elements over the holidays are natural trees decorated with bright lights and other ornaments. Don’t limit yourself to evergreens either! The bare branches of a deciduous tree can also look beautiful draped in lights. Try white or blue for an elegant, ice look.
Don’t Forget the Fence.
Most homes don’t have a front fence in Calgary, but if your home does, take advantage of it! Evergreen garland running along the fence is extremely charming. Adding silver bells and red bows for an extra splash of colour.
Temporary Winter Hardscaping.
Otherwise known as snow art! Take the opportunity to enjoy the snow with your family. By January, we’ll all be sick of snow, but for the month of December try to enjoy it. Build a snow family with the kids, or take on a more ambitious snow sculpting project if you have the time.
It’s the holiday season, so enjoy it! We can help — the first step to loving winter is a trusted snow removal team. Imagine cozy evenings on the couch, steaming cups of hot chocolate, and flannel sheets, without ever needing to get the shovel out! Make this winter different; call Five Star Landscaping today.