When the weather turns cold and the snow starts to fly, few people are thinking about landscaping projects. But surprisingly, winter may be the best time to seriously consider how the coming year will unfold. In this article we’ll list some reasons why winter is the perfect time to plan your landscaping.
During the winter season you’re not going to be spending a whole lot of time maintaining and working on your property. The cold weather means most of your plants will have become dormant and hardscaping projects such as pouring concrete or building structures will become difficult if not downright impossible. This will afford you the time to sit down and envision what you’d like your yard to look like come the following spring. Winter is the perfect time to come up with an overall masterplan without being interrupted by day-to-day chores and responsibilities. Take advantage of the down season by looking ahead to the next year.
Trying to get a professional landscaper to sit down and discuss plans is not an easy task during the onset of spring or in the middle of summer. These are the seasons that most pro landscapers are outdoors and doing the physical work necessary to maintain beautiful looking yards and gardens. Most of these brute force jobs are finished by the time winter comes around which affords landscapers the time to meet with clients and come up with a plan and schedule for the next growing season. Take advantage of the landscaping slow season to plan for a vibrant spring.
It’s always easier to schedule jobs and priorities well in advance. If you wait until the last minute you’re more likely to end up with scheduling conflicts that will send you back to the drawing board. Organizing, coordinating and hiring is much easier when done several weeks or months in advance. Take advantage of this by planning out your landscaping jobs in the winter when everyone’s spring calendars are still empty.