But not everyone is doing it themselves and that has one tree service company capitalizing on the new business.
They're hammering in holiday spirit and stringing up the bright lights.
It's Christmas time at Pat Johnston's home and she's brought in back up to get it all done.
"You wouldn't want me on a ladder because I would probably panic and need the fire department to get me down," she said.
Eleven months out of the year Mike Acuna isn't helping with holiday cheer.
"Tree trimming, landscaping anything like that, cutting firewood, moving, tear down, anything like that, fencing," Acuna said.
In fact it wasn't until last year he started the new business venture.
"People just started saying well Mike you mind putting up our Christmas lights and I said yah why not," he said.
Learning to adapt, while his regular tree services were slow, adding a few more bucks to his pocket.
And though he says he hasn't put too many lights up this year, he hopes the sight drivers see passing by will give him another opportunity for business.
Acuna says last year he put lights on about one hundred homes, pocketing about 15 hundred dollars.