At Greensleeves Lawn Care, we love gardens and we also love Christmas. There’s nothing better than getting your garden festive and beautiful this winter season. We’ve got lots of top tips and ideas for you.
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1. Prepare your Garden
The very first thing you have to do is make sure the garden itself is looking its best. With festive decorations, you’re going to be drawing attention to it. It’s always great to make sure your garden is looking its best before putting out the decorations.
Prune trees and bushes to make sure they all look under control. Sometimes this is best done at the end of summer, but it depends on the plant. It’s certainly not too late to do a bit of pruning to make sure everything’s tidy.
Having evergreen trees in your garden helps to ensure it still looks green and colourful even in the winter. Holly bushes are not only associated with Christmas, but they produce bright red berries that add a splash of colour in the grey December weather. They’re a great choice!
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t have some flowers in your garden. Getting some natural colour into your garden really helps to compliment your Christmas decorations.
You can plant heather, winter sun mahonias, poinsettia, Christmas cactus and jasminum nudiflorum to get some flowers in your garden even in the winter months.
Make sure your lawn looks great this festive season before you get the decorations out. Aeration can help to prevent it becoming overly muddy in the wet conditions, as well as reducing the possibility of your grass developing fusarium patch (or snow mould).
Greensleeves’ winter treatment is specially formulated to help protect your grass in the cold weather and wet conditions. We can protect your grass from snow mould and patches.
2. Get Creative!
Once your garden is looking great, it’s time to get creative and put out the festive decorations. There are so many ideas you could try and we’ve pulled a few together to inspire you.
Christmas trees are usually associated with indoors, but there’s no reason you can’t decorate a tree in your garden. It’s particularly effective with evergreen trees, particularly spruce, pine or fir trees.
Invest in some colourful lights (be sure to that they can be used outdoors!) and wrap them around one of your trees. It’s a easy and effective way to decorate your garden for Christmas.
If you wanted to take it a step further, you could get some outdoor baubles and hang them from the branches. It’s best to avoid glass ones as they could easily blow off in the wind and break!
Lights are a key element to any Christmas decorations. It depends on your taste as to what kind of lights you want. Some gardens have just white lights to create a wintery theme. These could include lights arranged to mimic icicles hung from your roof or windows, or simple twinkling white lights in topiary. If you love the bright colours of Christmas, however, then go for the more colourful varieties!
You could style your garden to bring attention to your Christmas window display. Trim trees and bushes to make your window more visible. You can make the most of the dark evenings outside by creating silhouette displays that can be enjoyed from the garden and outside.
Instead of lights, you can opt for a projection! You can choose a simple design that mimics lights (without the hard work of putting the lights up!) or even a full on show. This can be set up against a wall of your house, on your garden shed, or against a garden wall to create a mesmerising display!
There are so many more things you can do with your garden at Christmas. It’s a great time of year to get creative and let the kids get involved. We have our big list of December Gardening Jobs that will help you too! Or you could check out our guide on how to level a lawn. Whatever tips and advice you want, we've got it!