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20 Nov

Festive Outdoor Christmas Light Ideas for Your Yard

Christmas is so close you can almost hear Santa’s sleigh bells jingling, so it’s crunch time on getting those outdoor holiday lights up. Here at Decorating Elves, Christmas lighting is where we got our start, so we’re always excited to get started stringing those icicle lights. In this post, we’ve got some serious Christmas lighting inspiration to get you in the holiday spirit! Read More

14 Nov

Should I Wrap My Oak Trees During Winter in Florida?

The winter months are approaching fast, and you may have already seen some people wrapping their trees and shrubbery with tree wraps, blankets, and quilts. But is tree wrapping an effective way to protect trees, especially tough trees like oaks, during the winter? Well, it depends on who you ask. While some profess the benefits of seasonal tree wrapping, others claim that it is unnecessary in Florida’s subtropical climate. Here, we’ll present the facts, so you can decide what’s right for your situation. Read More

15 Oct

The Difference Between Retail and Professional Christmas Lights

If you’re serious about your Christmas lights, then you know that using quality lighting is one of the most important things you can do for a jaw-dropping scene. C9 LED bulbs are the standard for professional lighting installations due to their high quality and exceptional functionality. There are several benefits to using these commercial-grade Christmas lighting in your setup, including: Read More

20 Sep

Unique Pathway Lighting Designs

We don’t know what it is, but there’s just something timelessly classic about a well-lit pathway. Whether it’s going to an entryway or navigating through outdoor landscaping features, pathway lighting can be just as versatile and beautiful as it is functional. In this post, we’ll discuss some of our favorite unique pathway lighting design ideas. Hopefully, you’ll be able to incorporate some of these ideas into your upcoming landscape lighting project. When you’re ready to get started, trust no other than the outdoor lighting professionals at decorating elves here in Tampa Bay. Read More

26 Aug

8 Fall Landscape Lighting Ideas

With fall approaching comes the promise of (slightly) lower temperatures and plenty of outdoor entertainment opportunities, making it a perfect time to change up your landscape lighting design. In this post, we’ll go over our top 8 ideas for a fall landscape lighting makeover and touch on routine maintenance needs in the fall.

1. Get Thematic

Fall offers several occasions to jazz up your lawn. Halloween and Thanksgiving are the two most notable holidays, but Veterans Day and even Oktoberfest also give some unique chances to decorate and show off your holiday flair. Read More

10 Aug

Update Your Lanai with Outdoor Lighting

Lanais are everywhere you look in central Florida these days. With our subtropical climate, a screened lanai is a perfect way to maximize your outdoor space and enjoy the “buggier” months of the year. While the basic lanai structure is great on its own, we can make it even better with a beautiful, professionally installed outdoor lighting setup. In this post, we’ll talk about exactly what a lanai is and how Decorating Elves can take yours to the next level. Read More

10 Jul

Update Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Color-Changing Landscape Lighting

Whether you’re renovating, getting ready to sell, or just looking for an easy way to improve your outdoor spaces, now is the time to add color-changing LED landscape lighting to your home. Landscape lighting has always added elegance to a home’s exterior, but with color-changing LED landscape lighting, we can turn your outdoor spaces into an experience.

Updated landscape lighting, masterfully done in Tampa Bay by the team at Decorating Elves, impacts four key elements on your property: Read More