Over the last several decades, Holiday decorating ideas and supplies have exploded in the American market. Just about every store, from the big chain stores to smaller “mom and pop” shops, carry decorations for your home, your lawn, yourself, and even for your family pets.
Preparing and decorating for the holidays can be fun and festive; however, you should take caution in choosing the right types of decorations to use, especially if you want to protect your home and your yard. Below, you will find 3 tips for protecting your lawn from any damage that can be acquired from certain types of holiday lawn decorations.
1. Avoid holiday decorations that are heavy and bulky. If you leave decorations such as large nativity scenes or large figurines along the surface of your grass, the smothered grass can become damaged over time. This damage can last well into the Spring and can leave your lawn looking splotchy and unkept.
As an alternative, place large holiday decorations in natural areas instead, or perhaps on a front porch or deck area. Another idea is to relocate a heavy lawn decoration regularly throughout the holiday season, therefore evenly applying pressure along various parts of the grass. About every week, move the decorations to a new spot in the yard in order to avoid damaging the grass in one area.
2. Use timers for holiday decorations that light up the nighttime hours. Timers can not only make it easier for you because you won’t have to remember to turn the lights on every night, but timers also limit the amount of foot traffic that happens on your lawn during the holiday season. Less foot traffic will lead to a healthier lawn surface.
3. Ensure that your holiday decorations are in good condition and use LED lights when possible. While you are pulling out your decorations, remember to check all electrical cords for frays or problem areas that could be a fire hazard if left unattended. Furthermore, by using LED lights you can limit the risk of fire immensely. By guarding your decorations from fire risk, you are also protecting your lawn and your home too.
The Holidays are a special time of year and is often a time for celebrating, decorating, and enjoying time with friends and loved ones. As you decorate your own home and property, do so carefully and mindfully, so you can relax and savor this special time of year too.
It is important to care for your lawn even when the grass is dormant during the winter months. Contact the team at Mighty Green Lawn Care for a free estimate on any of our lawn care services.