Creating Christmas Spirit in the Garden
Are you ready for Christmas? If not, you start getting ready, because the season is here and the holidays are near. When the actual Christmas Day comes knocking, you should be prepared to face it with a huge smile and a house to match the holiday spirit. And what about the garden? Well, work on that as well, you have to decorate every facet of your house and all about it, make sure everybody knows just how well prepared you are for the holiday cheer. The garden is the best place to reflect just that, and the ways to get it ready for it are numerous, so let’s view some of them.
- The Christmas Flowers
If you are a reliable gardener and like garden maintenance, then you can start with your preparations as early as autumn. There are so many options for you if decide to endeavour in planting, a whole range of winter flowers that will look wonderful in your back yard, ready to face Christmas. Poinsettias are the obvious choice, they are the perfect Christmas flowers that also accommodate all the Christmas colours. A few strategically placed ones will adorn your garden like no other ornament will. Of course, you do need to keep them away from the frost, and don’t forget about watering the plant. Luckily, that is as much garden maintenances it needs – no need of grass cutting, no need for trimming and hedging, and only a little bit of weed control to practice. Same goes for paper daisies, and if you will be a lucky person if you can add or grow some lily of the valley in that back yard to bring both colour and a lot of cheer. You can also implement the holiday-specific flowers, such as the Christmas rose, an exotic choice brought to you all the way from Asia – a flower that blooms in winter and spreads colour and trepidation around the garden.
- The Christmas Decor
Then again, the Christmas spirit can be introduced by decor alone and with no flowers involved. The garden is the perfect place to display your expectations of the holiday season and raise quite a few brilliant light shows with your collection of Christmas lights. Hang some on the exterior of the house, adorn the tree in the garden, have a few stands and wrap them up in a bright spectacle of colours to show your appreciation of the season and its cheer. Also, make a snowman! What is Christmas without a white snowman to greet your neighbours with its carrot nose and long broom? That is a great way to involve the children as well. Have them make the snowman. In fact, give them most of the Christmas decorations for the garden and rely on them to find them a proper place. You appreciate the joy of the season and what bigger joy than the family? Hence, let them decorate the house and garden and decide what goes where to further display your trust and personal cheer that you get not only during Christmas, but all year long. Take the kids out to the local market and get them the decorations they want, then let them introduce them to your garden to make the most of their landscaping skills for the holiday.
Decide on any of these two ways and start the garden clearance to get it ready for all the ornaments that will befall it. Whether the children or you do it, it matters little – all it matters is to show the neighborhood the cheer you feel with the decor you provide your lawn. And do go all out – you can worry about the garden clear up after New Years Eve.