The Christmas tree is a holiday tradition for many families in the Metroplex. The holidays bring memorable times of family gathering around the pine that is decorated to the nines in twinkling lights and passed down ornaments. The spectacle really is a sight to behold, but there is always the teardown and the disposal of your tree in the future. Here are some tips about how to safely get your tree out of your home and how your local lawn care provider can help!
When Should You Take Down Your Tree?
Many people love to leave their trees up until after all the holiday festivities have ended. This is just fine if you are using an artificial tree. However, when it comes to a real tree in your home, leaving it up and lit for too long is a real fire hazard.
We suggest getting rid of your tree as soon as it starts to show signs of drying out. Fires with Christmas trees may not be common, but they are a huge risk that no family should try to take.
Fortunately, there are some easy steps that you can take to keep your family safe after the holidays. Here are some teardown procedures that make the post-holidays a breeze.
Take Down Your Ornaments and Lights
This may seem like the most obvious step in the world, but you’d be surprised at how many people just get tired and forget. Wait a couple of days after the holiday rush and spend time as a family taking down each ornament and setting them aside.
Once you have your ornaments away, take down the lights. Then, check your tree one last time for stray ornaments before moving on to the next step.
Wrap the Tree in a Plastic Bag
Most tree farms will provide a plastic bag that is meant to use during the disposal of your tree. This is to keep needles from littering your floor when the time comes to say goodbye to your Fir.
If your farm didn’t provide you with a bag, don’t be afraid to wrap your tree up in an old blanket as you prepare to take it out to the curb.
Cover the Stump
On your way out of the house with your tree, you run the risk of the stump dripping excess amounts of water onto your floors. One easy way to solve this problem is to wrap the stump up in a plastic trash bag.
Leave it on the Curb and Call a Lawn Care Expert
Finally, take your tree out to the curb. Most neighborhoods have tree pick-up dates where someone comes to collect your trees. However, if you missed your date or just feel like recycling your tree while the weather is still cool, get in touch with your lawn care provider. We will be able to come to your home and cut your tree up into disposable pieces for your average waste day. We can also turn your tree into kindling for a winter’s fire.
Executive Lawn Care Handles Your Landscaping All Year-Round
If you have already disposed of your tree and are ready to see your lawn thrive in the New Year, get in touch with Executive Lawn Care. We provide scheduled mowing, trimmings, and more. We look forward to servicing your lawn in 2019.