Want to be a good neighbor this year and get on Santa’s nice list? R&A Landscaping invites you to follow our list of dos and don’ts for outdoor Christmas decorations. In this blog post, our Christmas light installers in West Michigan will show you how to celebrate the holidays without annoying the rest of your neighborhood.
Let’s get started.
Do: Consider Putting Your Lights on a Timer
Nothing will awaken your neighbor’s inner Grinch more than Christmas lights flashing in their bedroom window at 3 o’clock in the morning. While we can understand your enthusiasm for the holiday season, it’s important that you also be respectful when your neighbors are trying to sleep. In other words, treat others how you wish to be treated.
As long as your lights don’t disturb the neighbors, you’re fine to leave them on all night. However, using a timer will help you save money on your next utility bill.
Do: Install and Remove Lights in a Timely Fashion
Christmas lights lose their meaning when you leave them up year round. In the Christian religion, the Christmas season ends on January 6th which is Three Kings’ Day. This marks the official 12th day of Christmas when the Three Kings arrived and brought gifts to baby Jesus.
Regardless of faith, most people use January 6th as a guideline for when it’s appropriate to take down seasonal light displays. That being said, you’re free to keep up your Christmas lights for longer if you wish to maintain your home’s festive cheer. Our Christmas light installers are flexible and willing to work with your schedule.
Don’t: Block Your Neighbor’s Visibility of the Road
Giant inflatables, light displays, and other outdoor seasonal decor can be a great way to pay tribute to the holidays. That being said, be mindful that you don’t place your outdoor Christmas decorations too close to the road. The last thing you want is to obstruct your neighbor’s view of the street while they’re trying to back out of their driveway.
One of the benefits of hiring our outdoor Christmas decorators is that you can count on them to create jaw-dropping displays while still being courteous to your neighbors. It’s a win-win!
For most clients, we’re able to install outdoor Christmas lights 24 to 72 hours after their consultations. Our services are the perfect solution if you’re finding yourself short on time this holiday season and would love the convenience of having your property professionally decorated.
R&A Landscaping specializes in premium water features and outdoor living areas, coupled with a one-of-a-kind customer service. We passionately provide these services to our customers throughout West and Southwest Michigan.