Spruce Up Your Deck, Fencing and Mailbox For The Holiday Season


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Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun in my title. After all, decorating your outdoor features with garlands and sprays of evergreen this winter will enhance your enjoyment of the season every time you look out your windows, go outside to play with your kids or get your mail.

Elegant swags of green garland draped along your deck railings and fence line, as well as beautiful sprays of evergreen on your posts and mailbox — with or without lights or additional flair like wreaths, bows or pinecones — will make your deck and yard cheery for winter. Garland on fence - photo credit www.thinkstock.com

Real garland can be purchased at most Christmas tree farms, farmers markets, local home centers and hardware stores, as well as large hardware retailers. Artificial garland can be reused year after year and is readily available at home centers, hardware stores and super-sized retail stores.

To easily and securely attach garland, sprays, strings of lights, wreaths, bows, etc., to deck railings, fences, posts or mailboxes, simply use thin pieces of cut wire.


Safety Tip: Be sure to always use outdoor-rated lights and power cords. Check the tag on all products you intend to use outdoors to verify safe usage.


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