More Homeowners Hiring Professional Landscapers to Make Holiday Decorating Safer and Easier
HERNDON, VA, November 19, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Festive lighting is a huge part of the holiday season. Since the holidays are stressful enough, PLANET, the national trade association for landscape professionals, suggests reasons why a growing number of people are hiring landscape professionals to install their holiday decorations and lights.

PLANET offers the following tips for homeowners looking for safer easier ways to decorate at the holidays.

Keep Safety First -Since holiday decorating often requires climbing, landscape companies have the safety equipment ready and available. In fact, many landscape professionals are required to participate in safety training classes. According to the U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission, during the two month holiday season in 2010, more than 13,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries related to holiday decorating.

Avoid a Power Outage, or Other Power Mishap - Many people remember the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," when thousands of lighting plugs were plugged into one outlet, blowing out the home's circuitry! Landscape professionals will only use products designed and sized to not exceed the available power sources.

Many homeowners may not be familiar with power parameters; however, landscape professionals know precisely how much power is necessary and will call an electrician if needed. They may also recommend using an exterior timer to alleviate the hassles of manual on-and-off controls.

Have Neighbors Admire Your Professional Touch - Landscape professionals offer staffs that are meticulous about light placement with enhanced vertical display, creating flawless designs. They can successfully decorate any feature to uniquely showcase your home and property.

Convenience; Simply Flip a Switch - Rather than taking time away from your family's busy weekend activities or hanging lights in the evening after a long day in the office, many people are hiring landscape providers to take the injury, risk, and hassle out of the holiday season. They design, install, maintain (give them a call if a bulb burns out and needs to be replaced), and take-down and store the decor after the holiday season. All homeowner needs to do is flip the switch to showcase the home's holiday decorations.

Utilize Easy-install Techniques- Landscape professionals use property-friendly, non-invasive fasteners and clips (no nails or staples), ensuring there will be no permanent damage to the home, gutters or roofs.

To find a landscape professional to create the festive holiday decor for your home and property, visit, and search under, specialty - holiday decorating.

PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. Many of PLANET's professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at

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