The holidays are an excellent time to make the most of your outdoor space. At Rosehill Gardens, we believe one of the best ways to do this is by adding lights to your outdoor trees.
Here are a few tips that will help you set up the best holiday lighting in Kansas City for the season.
Before you buy your holiday lights, you need to know how much space to cover. Start by measuring the circumference of the tree you will be using. Continue by counting the number of branches you want covered, and measure their circumferences as well.
Next, you will need to decide how close together you want the bulbs to be on the finished tree. Our experts recommend for the bulbs around the trunk and branches to be approximately six inches apart.
Once you have your basic measurements, you need to divide the height of the tree by the spacing between the strings. To calculate the length of your holiday lights, multiply the obtained amount by the circumference.
Once you have the length of your holiday lights, you need to consider the amount of power you will need to light your trees safely. Overburdening the sockets can lead to blown fuses and bulbs. Our experts suggest that you begin wrapping your tree at its base and work your way up.
Connect the strings of lights carefully, and wrap it tightly to the branches. If you are unsure about how stable they will be, add a few zip ties.
Remember that you don’t need to wrap the full length of the branches. For the best effect, make sure not to wrap every branch either as this could be a little overpowering.
For more information on holiday lighting and other aspects of residential and commercial landscaping, contact Rosehill Gardens at 816-941-4777.