Christmas is an annual holiday wherein people put up special decorations according to their styles and traditions. These traditions vary by country or region, while others are universally adopted that include bells, candles, candy canes, stockings, wreaths, angels and Christmas trees!
Christmas lights and banners are hung along streets, music played from speakers, and Christmas trees placed in prominent places. The Christmas season is indeed festive!
Apart from decorating your house with lights and flashy Christmas displays, how can you transform your external area to something fitting for the Christmas Season? Oftentimes, it’s difficult to know where to begin, or where to go next once you’ve started. You must organize your home for Christmas by preparing ahead, and enjoy the holiday season with minimal stress.
Here we will teach you step by step instructions on how to Decorate your Garden area.
Step-1: CLEAN YOUR GARDEN AREA
Gardens are expected to have few fallen tree branches, twigs, dried leaves and unwanted weeds on the ground. You must clean the area first, by tidying up the mess.
- Arranging the unaligned pots.
- Blow away the dried leaves or rake up any leaves left over from fall.
- Collect some of the tree branches you can find resting on the ground.
- Water your plants if it needs to. Bring in any potted plants from outside if they won’t survive the cold.
- Remove unwanted weeds. You don’t want these weeds popping all over the area.
Step-2: DECIDE FOR YOUR IDEAL CHRISTMAS GARDEN LANDSCAPE.
- The internet can provide you photos that may hook you up to those designs, however, it is still better to have a design based on your creativity. Make note of any preparations you will need to make or buy. Preparing your garden for Christmas is no easy feat, nor should it be undertaken by one person alone. Go ask a family member or friends to help you out. You can even ask them for any ideas to add up to yours.
Step-3: DECORATING PREPARATIONS!
There’s 3 options you can do to prepare the materials you need for your garden.
- First, use the old Christmas ornaments you already have or stock somewhere in the basement. If it won’t be enough, you must proceed to follow the next option.
- Second, buy the Christmas decorations you need. Make sure to buy those authentic, fireproof, waterproof decorations as you are going to put it outside for a few weeks. You can also replant a Christmas tree or use an artificial tree if you’d like.
- Lastly, this option requires you to try some DIY Christmas decorations. If you don’t own many decorations, making your own is a cost-effective alternative for decorating your Garden.
- Make your own Christmas wreath from sprigs of pine.
- Decorate DIY creations with glitter and paint. These can be hung on the tree or on the fences.
Step-4: START DECORATING!
If you’re done cleaning, If you’re done planning, if you’re done collecting the materials, then you can start decorating right away!
First, put up the Christmas tree somewhere easily visible for the guest to see. Set it up in a common area where everyone can enjoy it. If you have a growing tree somewhere in your garden, make sure to keep these two apart. If your flower pots are in place, then you can start decorating.
Put the lights on the tree first, wrapping them in and out of the branches for a fully “lit-up” look.
- Small white lights are popular, but yellow, blue , red, or multicolored lights can also be purchased to string on your tree. Start at the bottom, leaving the end of the string of lights long enough so that it reaches the closest electrical outlet. Wind the lights around the tree in a spiral pattern. Tuck the other end of the string of lights into a branch at the top of the tree.
- Or you can hang some lighted ornaments such as stars, balls, or even lamps.
- Next on your task is to decorate your fence! Try hanging evergreen wreaths for festive winter decor. You can coil it around the fences or simply have it hung it with ribbons.
- On your lawn, you can string lights and garland on the trees and shrubbery. Enhance your front walkway with pops of red, including flannel scarves, large ribbons, and lanterns.
Step-5: SET UP A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE.
- This is optional, however, if you have Gazebo in your garden, then might as well use it for your Christmas village theme.
Consider the following options:
- Set up a Nativity scene. You can simply set up statues of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, or build a more elaborate scene that includes the wise men, animals, and angels.
- Install a Santa and reindeer scene in the lawn. Use an inflatable Santa and set him up in a sleigh. For a striking touch, add eight reindeer plus a Rudolph deer with a bright red nose.
- Create a fun winter scene. Buy an inflatable snowman, Grinch, or other characters to set up in your garden. Inflatable snow globes have also become popular yard decorations in recent years.
Step-6: PLAY CHRISTMAS MUSIC.
- Spread Christmas cheer by playing a soundtrack full of classic holiday tunes. Find a local radio station that plays Christmas music, buy a CD, or find a playlist on the internet.
If you’ve done all the steps, at this point, your garden is well-prepared for the holiday. You can now spend some time with your friends, family and loved ones. ❄