Live garlands, wreaths, and swags can be incredible holiday decorations, revitalizing a space with their crisp air and fresh evergreen boughs. But how can you keep evergreen decorations clean through Christmas without decaying, drooping, or wilting?
Several things can help keep your live garlands, swags, fresh-cut decorations, and wreaths alive throughout the holidays so you can adore them longer than average.
Luxurious and Lush Cut Greenery
Fresh cut greens are lovely for the holidays, regardless if you prefer berry sprigs, cedar or pine decorations, aromatic herbs or other sorts of greenery to make garlands, wreaths, and swags.
The fresher your greenery is when you buy it, the longer it will last. Learn where retailers get their fresh-cut greenery and how long it has been cut. If you can trim your foliage at a local tree care & stump removal business or from your landscape, your results can be even better because you know just how fresh the cuttings are.
Soak to Save
Give your fresh greenery a complete soaking to rehydrate the plants and stems before you fabricate decorative arrangements. Put the plants in clean, fresh, crisp, clean water and submerge them for at least a day to make sure they have taken in a reasonable amount of water. If total immersion isn’t possible, give all the cut ends an in-depth soaking.
Misting a Must
After you've set your fresh decorations, consistent misting every 24 – 48 hours will aid them in staying accurately hydrated so they will last a long time. If your house is arid, putting a humidifier close to the decorations will keep them saturated. If your arrays have faux accents or ribbons, remove them before misting to halt any running colors or other water damage that can ruin the look of your decorations.
The more methods you use to retain your greenery, the longer they will survive during the holiday season, retaining its vibrancy and freshness. With the right care, these decorations can cheer up your house for weeks and might even last a couple of months, lengthening your holiday joy longer than you might have thought.
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