Whether you love traditional decorations or your taste is more adventurous, there are plenty of different types of decorations that will elevate your holiday decor to the next level. Whether you love decorating and already have a vision of what you want or you don’t have much experience decorating for the holidays, there are a few things to consider before you jump in.
Seasonal Decorating for your Fence
Before you start, it is important to come up with a plan for what you want. If you don’t have a plan, you might not have the supplies or the tools you need to make your fence look great. Your plan should also include the steps you need to take to prepare your fence.
1. Start by Cleaning your Fence
You should always clean your fence before you start decorating. This will make the decorations pop even more, and you will also be knocking out a task that will prolong the life of your fence. This is a great time of year to clean your fence because the bad weather we can experience in the Asheville area likely won’t come for another month or so.
2. Cut Back Limbs or Branches Around Your Fence
In order to ensure your decorations are visible and are not knocked down or ruined by falling branches, it is a good idea to cut any branches that may be hanging down in close proximity to the fence. Cutting back these limbs can also prevent unnecessary damage to your fence itself once the winter weather hits.
3. Clean Up Leaves Around Your Fence
If you have a lot of trees in your yard, their leaves have likely fallen to the ground at this point in the season. Leaves tend to gather and pile up around fences, so it is best to clean up leaves before they result in moisture damage or stains on your fence.
4. Winterize Your Fence
The steps you take to winterize your fence depend on the type of material from which your fence is constructed.
Here are some things you might need to do in order to get your fence winter-ready:
- Inspect your fence for any signs of wear and tear. If you find any damaged sections, it is best to replace or repair those areas as soon as possible, as snow, ice, wind, and rain can all exacerbate the damage. Repairing your fence now will save you money in the long run.
- Check for rust on your metal fence
- Wash your PVC or vinyl fence thoroughly to remove any grime or buildup
5 Different Fencing Decorations
Now that you have prepared your fence, here are five different types of decorations to consider using for your fence this holiday season.
1. Christmas Lights
Lights are perhaps the easiest way to create a festive look for your fence. Whether you prefer colored lights, white lights, blinking lights, lights shaped like snowflakes, or icicle lights, most fences are built in such a way that hanging lights is a simple process.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of putting up lights, you can also use a projector to create a light show on your fence or create the illusion of hanging lights.
2. Wreaths, Garlands, or Greenery
Nothing screams Christmas like a wreath or garland. Wreaths come in various sizes, so you can choose several small wreaths or one large wreath to hang on your fence. Just like lights, garland is fairly easy to drape over your fence and is perfect for tying all your other decorations together. You can even use pre-lit wreaths or garland.
For those who want to add a fun, childlike touch to your yard, inflatable decorations come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Your fence can serve as a great backdrop for inflatables, causing them to really stand out.
4. Yard Signs or Figurines
Similar to inflatables, fences can cause your holiday yard signs or figurines to be more visible. Consider choosing signs that complement your fence color. For example, if your fence is white, go with a colorful yard sign, and if it is a darker color, choose a white sign.
5. Bows and Ornaments
Ornaments are not just for your tree. Whether they are incorporated with your wreaths and garland or hung on their own, bows and Christmas ornaments can add character to your fence, and their light weight makes them easy to hang.
No matter which kinds of decor you choose, make sure you use materials that won’t cause damage to or compromise the integrity of your fence. If you are unable to drape your decorations, then opt for string, ribbon, or clips instead of staples, nails, screws, or glue.
Asheville Fence Builds Beautiful, High-Quality, Low-Maintenance Fences
The first step to getting your fence ready to decorate is making sure your fence is sturdy, well-built, and properly maintained. If you are looking to make repairs to your fence or replace it altogether, contact the expert team at Asheville Fence.