by Keith Carracher, President, Complete Property Maintenance, Inc.

Outdoor Christmas Lights‘Tis the season for holiday lights, signs, and decorations! Many communities and unit owners like to participate in holiday traditions by installing outdoor embellishments. With that being said, it’s important to know how to properly care for your lawn during the winter months.

Here are a few South Florida Winter landscaping tips you should consider when decorating the outdoors of your home for the holiday season:

  • When using outdoor lighting and/or decorations that require electricity, be careful when running extension cords and other power sources on the ground or through your landscaping.
  • Make sure to discuss any electrical power sources that are outdoors with your landscaper or maintenance personnel. You wouldn’t want your holiday lights run over by the lawnmower, would you?
  • This is a great time of year to put poinsettias outdoors to show off their beautiful, bright red color. A few places you might want to consider are your community clubhouse, guardhouse, or even pool area.
  • To prepare for the colder weather, fertilize your grass in order for it to sustain the winter temperatures. Well-fertilized grass will be able to handle the colder temperatures better and will survive longer.

For more tips on how to care for your lawn and landscaping, click here. How do you prepare you lawn and landscaping for the colder temperatures? Let us know in the comment section below.