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Outdoor Holiday Lighting Ideas Perfect for Your Home

Remember when we talked about finding a holiday lighting company early? Now is the time to implement that plan and hire said company. Hopefully, the installers you choose have “The” and “Guys” in the name. But we digress.

With Christmas fast approaching, you’re probably like many Americans who start hanging holiday lighting as soon as November 1 drops. Hey, we’re not here to judge. In fact, we say the sooner you install (or hire someone to install) holiday lighting, the better off you’ll be. But do you know what kind of lights you want or need to make your home stand out?

Not to worry! Our team at The Grounds Guys of Gettysburg has a few holiday lighting ideas to help make your Christmas merrier and brighter.

Why Professional Holiday Lighting Is a Must!

Who doesn’t love the smell of warm apple cider, the feeling of white fluffy snow against your skin, and the sight of twinkling Christmas lights to make you truly feel like the holiday season has begun? It’s enough to set your heart aglow! The scene we’ve set is nostalgic and can be a reality when you let our Gettysburg team professionally install your holiday lighting. Trust us. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of finding the right tools for the job or the time to actually make it happen.

Save Time

With all the holiday shopping, cooking, cleaning, lawn care, and everything else you have to do to get your home picture-perfect for Christmas, where does holiday light installation fall? Probably at the bottom of the list timewise. You’ve got enough on your plate. Let someone else unravel and hang your Christmas lights on the chimney, roof, porch railing, bushes, trees, etc.

Avoid Accidents

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), decorating for the holidays caused over 15,000 injuries leading to emergency room visits in 2012. Additionally, 34% of those injuries were due to people falling while hanging lights and other holiday decorations. In 2019, that statistic didn’t change much, with 14,800 people treated in the ER for holiday decorating-related injuries. Bottom line: Hire a professional to complete the job safely and without issue.

5 DIY Christmas Light Display Options to Make Your Property More Festive

1. Hang Holiday Luminaries on Trees

If you’re looking for outdoor holiday lighting ideas that are a break from the norm, try hanging starburst or holiday luminaries on trees or your front porch. You’ll get a magical effect if you group them in odd numbers. You don’t want a completely uniform look; add some whimsy and fun to the front of your home.

2. Display Solid-Color Lights to Highlight the Architecture

Gettysburg has a long history of historic architecture that can still be seen today. To enrich your home’s architectural aesthetic with a more traditional Christmas appearance, go with the solid-color string lights that everyone associates with the holiday season. You can’t go wrong with these lights adorning landscape edging, patio or porch columns, your doorframe, etc. You can accentuate your home’s architecture and let everyone know you and your family are patiently awaiting Santa’s arrival.

3. Drape Netted Lighting Over Bushes

Bush net lights are designed specifically for outdoor shrubbery. You’ll want to avoid normal string lights to illuminate your greenery because they can easily get tangled in bushes and potentially damage your foliage. To maintain your green space well beyond Christmas, purchase the products that will give you the best results. And our Gettysburg team can do all the hard work for you.

4. Install Cascading Tree Lights

Gone are the days when you just had one type of holiday lighting to choose from. Today, you can get different color-changing lights perfect for every part of your landscape. Gettysburg is known for some heavy snowfall, and we’re certainly not complaining. We love snow as much as the next person (when we don’t have to be in it for too long). If you want to kick start your winter wonderland early, try cascading tree lights that mimic falling snow.

5. Layer Doors and Windows with Wreaths and Garland

Lights aren’t the only holiday-related décor we help install. We can also install wreaths and garlands on windows and doors for a modern Christmas look. You can even deviate from the traditional red bow wreath and try a minimalist-inspired style instead, with natural wreaths and garland embellishing your home’s exterior.

How Do You Get the Perfect Holiday Light Show? Trust The Grounds Guys of Gettysburg!

Stop wishing for the perfect holiday light show and let our experts install (and uninstall) your Christmas lights for you! With our friendly team and cost-effective holiday lighting services in Gettysburg, you can be the envy of your neighborhood this Christmas.

Let’s say you don’t celebrate this holiday. No problem! We can install lighting for almost any occasion. Get holiday lighting for Halloween, July 4th, the new year, and more!

Request a free estimate or call (717) 798-3597 for lighting installation today.