The colder months are typically considered the “off” season for residential and commercial landscaping. But did you know that this is the best time for a hardscaping project?
Hardscaping is a bit different than landscaping. While landscaping involved the implementation of living elements to the yard (trees, shrubs, flowers, etc), hardscaping is the opposite. Hardscaping features typically include stone and brick walls, retaining walls, patios, pathways, and so much more. Hardscaping is a key component to the overall landscape design, as it helps define natural features and organizes them. If you have been dreaming of a landscape renovation, consider these reasons why the winter is the best time to do a hardscaping project.
There Is Less Possibility of Damaging Nature
No matter how thoughtfully and carefully planned and executed, hardscaping will cause some damage to living elements on your lawn. Plants, grass, shrubs, trees–all of these can be affected by any hardscaping implementation. During the colder months, however, many of these plants are dormant and will not be as susceptible to damage. It is also easier to maneuver equipment and install when there are less grass and foliage the landscapers are working with.
It Can Save You Time and Money
Since this season is usually quieter for landscapers, you can get competitive rates. And because there is less collateral damage, the installation time can be much quicker than other times of the year. Because of this, you may end up saving a decent amount of money!
Your Yard Will Be Impressive Just In Time For Spring/Summer
Everyone loves hosting events and gatherings in their backyard in the warmer months. So to have a stunning yard just in time for the season is a great feeling for any homeowner. II you have the hardscape done before the snow, your landscape will be just as beautiful despite the lack of lush green. Hardscape projects bring clean lines to your property, which will make it visually appealing no matter what time of year it is.