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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area.

Holiday Lighting can be a frustrating and tough job in winter weather. Here are a few dos and don’ts to make the job simpler and save you time.

When applying holiday lights to your home:

  • Accent peaks of home with lights, not necessary to do the entire roofline
  • Don’t accent the garage
  • Focus on doorway and front entrance to home, don’t overwhelm yourself with entire yard
  • Use net lighting for hedges or evergreen shrubs
  • Wrap lights around main branches of tree for different look (great candidates include Redbud and Birch)
  • Use LED lights they are meant to be outside in cold weather; they don’t give off heat so less of a fire hazard; provide brighter color; if one light goes out the whole string will stay lit
  • Don’t mix warm white lights with white, white lights
  • Don’t go crazy with different colors; use color to define focal point or accent piece

Holiday decorating services include:

  • Installation and removal of  holiday lights
  • Storage of holiday lights
  • Rental of LED holiday lights
  • Holiday planters
  • Wreath, garland, and other requested accessory installation/purchase

Let Bret-Mar worry about your holiday lighting. Don’t stress over untangling and repairing lights, working in the cold weather, or climbing onto the roof.