Lawn Care Ideas: Outdoor Holiday Lights
Installing outdoor holding lighting is an experience that is truly exciting. Getting the holiday lights on your outdoor property can extensively get you into the Christmas mood. The process of installing and using outdoor lights, however, is far different from the indoor lights. Here are some important tips to handle your outdoor holiday lighting.
Not all Holiday Lights are the same
If you are planning on buying outdoor holiday lights; it is important that you make sure that they are specifically meant for outdoor use. Outdroor holiday lights are created in a manner that they can withstand the winter weather. When you consider how harsh some winter storms can be, you will understand why using a string of lights designed for an indoor lighting can be devastating. Make sure that you take a look at the packaging to see if the holiday lights you have or are planning to but have been designed to withstand the elements outside.
Consider How You will Fix the Lights Outside
The major problem is that most people go with the easy and quick alternative of using a staple gun. The issues with this option is that you have little control over the aggressiveness of how the staples get embedded into the surface you are fixing the lights on. This, therefore, makes it easy for the staple to get too deep thereby slicing through the rubber outer protective insulation covering the wires. A much better solution would be using the staple gun to attach some fastener like a zip tie, wire twist tie or other fastener systems.
Accent with Custom Christmas Lights
If your landscaping plan is centered around a grove of unique trees or boutique garden with a white picket arbor, it is important to have your Christmas lighting accenting these features. Your plan should incorporate placing lights on the trees and around the arbor in order to create a shadow-like silhouette of these items at night.
Choosing the Color of the Christmas Lights
There are a full spectrum of colours for the holiday lights. When choosing a holiday lighting design, one should approach the issue of colour as if choosing the colour of paint of a room. The the rule is that you don’t get carried away. A choice of a single colour like white captures the fantastic ambiance of winter. Using two colours that compliment like red and white or white and blue will reflect the elegant feeling of warmth and holiday spirit.
Seek Assistance with Hanging the Outdoor Holiday Lights
Make sure that you take the time to have someone there to assist you, spotting you and securing the ladder. Also, considering the unpredictable weather, slippery and uneven ground, it becomes easy to get involved in an accident.