Do you enjoy entertaining outdoors during the holidays? If your area has a moderate climate, or if the harsh weather in limited to January and February, you may be able to continue hosting guests in your outdoor space throughout the holidays. Whether you're celebrating Halloween, Hannukah, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, or any other special holiday, we've got the scoop on how to get your yard holiday ready!
Trim Those Trees
We're not talking about shiny ornaments and sparkly lights, although those definitely have their place! No, we've got our eyes on those scraggly branches, those broken twigs, and those overgrown hedges. Get yourself a good pair of loppers or a tree trimmer in whatever style you prefer and go to work cutting off the overgrowth or the damaged limbs. Your yard will look better! Plus, if you trim everything neatly, you won't have to worry as much about a fall storm clumsily ripping off those branches and causing additional damage to your trees. Just be careful to trim in late summer, not too late into the fall, or you could signal to your bushes that it's time to start pushing out new growth!
Keep It Mowing
At Kurtz Bros, we always suggest that you keep mowing your lawn every five to seven days throughout the fall and into the winter, unless there is snow on the ground. This keeps your lawn used to the process which means less of a shock to the grass when you suddenly start mowing again in the spring. Plus, it keeps everything looking neat and tidy for holiday parties. If you get into the habit of mowing, that will also help you keep up with raking the leaves—another key element of keeping the lawn both healthy and holiday-ready.
Offer Heating Options
No matter how mild the winter where you are, you're probably going to have some very cold days and nights. If you still want to host guests outside, you will need to provide some ways for them to stay warm. Outdoor heaters are available in various styles. You can also buy a pre-made metal fire pit or build your own with stone, sand, and gravel. An outdoor fireplace or oven is also an excellent option for both warmth and outdoor cooking. Plus, you can have a bar cart with hot drinks and a basket of cozy shawls and blankets handy for your guests.
For any outdoor party, seating options are key. Benches and stools, couches and lounge chairs are all appealing to guests, but you'll need to make sure they are in good shape. Some of them might be worn, stained, mildewed, or dirty from summer use; so, take the time to clean them up and possibly give them a fresh coat of paint or varnish before you begin holiday entertaining.
Whether you're building a fire pit, adding decorative stone or pavers to a pathway, trimming branches, or raking leaves, Kurtz Bros. has everything you need to make those outdoor holiday parties a success. Visit our website to order supplies or give us a call if you have questions.