Operation Decoration: Inject Life into Your Landscape

Nov. 12th, 2014 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

As 2014 comes to a close, with holiday celebrations sure to come up on your calendar, it’s a fitting time to deploy Operation Decoration.

When everything else in your yard is dormant, adding holiday décor is a great way to inject vitality into your landscape.

Those wreaths, garlands, Christmas lights and other winter displays provide sorely needed splashes of color. All will heighten your home’s appeal, making it so much more inviting and aesthetically pleasing. 

Winter displays are relatively easy to make and are a great way to utilize your containers year round.  From your yard, you can use evergreen cuttings, such as spruce, fir and holly as they mature.

The upside of utilizing hollies is that if you have a female plant, it will also have red fruit to add some flair.  With those cuttings, you can also add dormant dogwood or willow branches into the center of the container for height and contrast in color. 

Holiday containers are an excellent vehicle to reflect your personality—so arrange them however you wish. From the entire McAdam Landscaping family to yours, we wish you a safe and joyful Thanksgiving!

*Published Nov. 12, 2014 in the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest, Forest Park Review, and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.