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Landscaping Companies Benefiting From Christmas Lights Demand in Wichita Falls

Christmas is less than 20 days out now and local businesses are benefiting from those ready to get into the holiday spirit.
Christmas is less than 20 days out now and local businesses are benefiting from those ready to get into the holiday spirit.

Greenwood Landscaping says the city's water restrictions have really slowed down their business this year, but they're finding new ways to rake in the dough.

Eric Greenwood, President of Greenwood Landscaping, says the craft of installing Christmas lights has become a filler for his business in between seasons.

"When the lawn maintenance dies down, we have tree trimming and of course the lights to fill in the gaps," Greenwood says.

He says business has gone up 20% compared to the weeks leading up to Christmas last year.

"I think that is mainly the increase or reason being for the Christmas lights. Because of the hectic lifestyles that we have these days and work schedules," Greenwood says.

Greenwood says the job is no easy matter when people want their homes decked out for the holidays.

"Especially when a customer wants a company to do it. You see a lot of the trees wrapped up. Branched all the way out to the ends," Greenwood says. "I see a lot of the roof lines, as you see we're doing here, the peaks and gables of the roof."

He says being on the roof can be extremely dangerous so if you're going to be installing Christmas lights yourself, be extra careful.

"Know your limits per say. I wouldn't suggest getting up on a roof when it is wet or when it is icy. That's definitely for sure as well as trees," Greenwood says. 

Whether it's professionally done or a do-it yourself kind of job, the beautiful lights are sure to get communities as a whole in the holiday spirit.

Greenwood recommends renting a bucket truck or using a safety harness if you do plan to scale your roof or trees to install Christmas lights.
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