If you’re like any homeowner, you know that your yard is one of the best places to be. You can take in the fresh air, exercise, grow nutritious food, and so much more! It’s also a place where you can express your creativity by decorating for certain holidays and seasons.
If you’re feeling low on creativity, you might need some inspiration to keep your yard looking incredible all year long. Thankfully, we have plenty of creativity and ideas to go around!
Read on for a deluxe guide to holiday and seasonal decor for your yard!
Spring Yard Decor
The warm spring weather is a welcome change after a long, cold winter. What better way to embrace the change in seasons than to head outside and spruce up your yard!
One of the best aspects of a spring yard is a well-manicured yard with plenty of bright, blooming flowers. The real stars of spring gardens are flowers that grow from bulbs. These include tulips, daffodils, lilies, hyacinth, iris, and allium.
This means that you need to plan ahead if you want a bright and colorful yard in the spring. Flowers that grow from bulbs must be planted in the fall, and many have temperature requirements in order for them to grow and bloom properly. People usually buy bulbs in bulk during the late summer when they’re planning their spring garden.
If it’s too late for planting bulbs, you can still spruce up your yard for spring. Grab a few potted flowers from your local nursery to place on either side of your front door or to line a walkway. If Easter is near, make some garland from plastic Easter eggs and string it up in your trees for some splashes of color.
When it comes to spring, the more color the better!
Summer Yard Decor
Ah, summer. Just the mention of the word brings to mind family barbecues, running through the sprinklers, and cold popsicles on hot days. It’s only natural that you’d want your home to reflect the happiness that summer brings!
Summer is a time when plants love to bloom and flourish, and if you’re lucky enough to live in an area where crape myrtles grow, then you know that there’s no other tree around that can bring as much bright summer color to a yard. Crape myrtles grow fast and they’re drought-tolerant, so adding a few to your yard is a great investment that doesn’t require a green thumb!
Throwback to the old days of kitschy yard ornaments by creating a fun wreath with pink flamingos to hang on your front door. Take inspiration from lightning bugs and string up tasteful twinkle lights on awnings or between trees. For a super magical feel, place LED tea lights in mason jars and string them up along tree branches.
If you’re lucky enough to have a covered front porch, don’t forget to add a couple of rocking chairs so you can sit out front and enjoy your beautiful yard. Don’t forget to add plenty of greenery to your porch!
Fourth of July
We would be remiss if we didn’t discuss the biggest summer holiday of them all: the Fourth of July!
Fourth of July is all about embracing our patriotic side, so you’re going to want to stick to the colors red, white, and blue. The first thing you’re going to need for the Fourth of July is a fabulous American flag! If you’re struggling with hanging your flag, check out https://flagpolefarm.com/category/titan-products/ for some tools to make your project a little easier.
You can also purchase mini American flags and use them to line walkways or the edges of your yard. If you have a porch with a railing, you can hang red, white, and blue banners from the front of it for even more patriotic effect. If you’re super crafty, you can create one or two American flags out of wood planks and prop them up at the entrance to your home.
Head to your local garden center to pick out small potted plants with red, white, and blue flowers. Place them around the front entrance to your home for fresh pops of color!
Pro-tip: if you want to save your creative energy for other projects, you can recycle some of your Fourth of July decor for Labor Day and Veterans Day.
Fall Yard Decor
After a long, hot summer, it’s time to welcome fall with open arms! Your front yard is a great place to give your neighbors the warm and fuzzy feelings associated with fall.
The best thing about fall is the foliage, so you’re going to want to make sure that you have some trees that change color beautifully. Conveniently, those beautiful crape myrtles that you planted for summer color change color beautifully in the fall. Other trees with great foliage include Japanese maples, shagbark hickory trees, and American sweetgum trees.
Fall colors include varying shades of red, orange, and yellow, so try to stick with these colors when planning your fall yard. Fall is also decorative gourd season, so grab a bunch of decorative gourds and pumpkins and arrange them on your front porch. Place potted marigolds by your front door.
You can also use bales of hay around your front porch for gourd placement. Stack up bales of hay under a tree and cover with burlap to create a fun bench seat. Finally, you can’t go wrong with a fall-themed decorative wreath for your front door.
Fall may be the beginning of cozy season, but it’s also the start of spooky season!
That’s right, you can really let your creative juices flow when it comes to spooky Halloween decor for your yard. There are two routes you can take with Halloween decor: spooky and cute or spooky and scary. We can help you out with both of them.
Spooky and Cute Halloween Decor
If you want a family-friendly Halloween home, then you have tons of options!
You can start by carving some spooky pumpkins with the family and placing them on your front porch. If you don’t want to carve pumpkins, then you can paint them or draw on them. Your options are limitless when it comes to decorating pumpkins.
Head to your local craft store and grab some paint and wooden cutouts of bats, cats, and other spooky creatures to decorate with your family. Place them in the yard once they’re dry along with hay bales and your decorative pumpkins.
Last, but not least, don’t forget the fun you can have with Halloween string lights! Hang them anywhere you would hang Christmas lights for a fun and spooky effect!
Scary Halloween Decor
If you take Halloween seriously, then you know that your front yard needs to be absolutely on point.
Start by creating spider webs throughout the shrubbery on your front lawn. You can even create giant webs between branches on the trees with giant spiders sitting in the center, waiting for someone to pay them a visit.
Pick up some black coffin boxes and prop them up in your yard with scary skeletons peeking out. Create fake gravestones and place them throughout your yard. If you want to go all out, you can buy a fog machine to make your yard truly spooky.
Create a coven in your yard by taking fake witches and circling them around a giant cauldron. You might even put a skeleton in the cauldron and have it reaching out!
After Halloween winds down, you can change up your fall yard decor to reflect the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Grab some more wooden cutouts from the craft store and go to town painting turkeys, pumpkins, and signs that show your excitement for Thanksgiving!
You can reuse your hay bales from Halloween to prop up painted Thanksgiving pumpkins and signs with fun slogans like “gobble till you wobble.” You can also throw in some seasonal scarecrows and fall flowers to up the ante.
Winter Yard Decor
It’s time to trade in your pumpkin spice lattes for peppermint mochas! It’s also time to embrace how beautiful the winter season can be.
Winter is a great time to feature evergreen trees and shrubs. While deciduous trees have gone dormant, evergreen trees and plants are still super showy, and some might even bloom.
If you live in the southern half of the US, then adding certain species of camellia shrubs to your front yard is a great way to plant out your winter yard. Camellias are evergreen shrubs and certain varieties bloom in the late fall and winter. The Yuletide camellia flowers in the winter and has beautiful red blossoms.
Make good use of your dormant trees during winter and string up white twinkle lights on their branches. Line walkways with LED tealights. Swap out the fall marigolds by your door for small pine or spruce trees.
Create a magical effect by placing LED candles or a tangle of white Christmas lights inside a few glass lanterns, and then wrapping the arranged lanterns with pine garland. The more warmth you create, the better your front yard and porch are going to feel.
Christmas Holiday and Seasonal Decor
Christmas is the granddaddy of them all when it comes to decorating your yard and the front of your house. The great thing about this is that you have a ton of decorating options. The only downside is that it’s hard to make a choice!
Classic Christmas decor is all about having a holly jolly Christmas with your family. You’ll want to spread holiday cheer around your yard with the colors red, green, and gold.
Your first step is to hang Christmas lights on your home. If you want to keep it simple, you can hang strings of red and green bulbs along the roofline of your home. If you want viewers to wish for snow, you can hang white lights along the awning of your home that look like icicles.
If you have snow in the yard, build a giant snowman that’ll inspire passersby to start singing Frosty the Snowman. If not, there are tons of inflatables on the market that you can arrange in your yard for throwback holiday vibes.
It’s easy to go over the top with classic Christmas decor. If that’s your thing, embrace it! If it’s not, be sure to take a step back from time to time so you can edit your decor.
Warm and Subtle
Interested in more subtle Christmas decor? You can bring all the warmth of Christmas to your home without going all out.
One great option is to decorate your yard with luminarias. Luminarias are translucent white or brown paper bags that people use to line sidewalks and the like. They are most common in southwestern states like New Mexico, but they look great in the yard of every home.
You can cut shapes out of the side of the bag that’ll allow more light out of the bag. Don’t forget to weight the bags down with sand, and add an LED tealight to each bag.
Another great option is to wrap bare trees with white lights for a warm effect. You can create a shooting star effect by stringing white lights between trees from a wider width to a narrower width.
Finally, decorate your yard from the inside out by putting your decorated Christmas tree in front of a big bay window. Frame the window with lights and pine garland. You can also put some beautiful poinsettias on your windowsills to create more Christmas spirit.
Get Ready for a Showstopping Yard!
Keeping your yard looking great with the latest holiday and seasonal decor is super fun and rewarding. On top of that, your neighbors will get to enjoy your work all year round, and they’ll know that you care about your home. Christmas is just around the corner, time to start decorating!
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