TOP FIVE REASONS TO PLAN YOUR LANDSCAPING PROJECT IN THE FALL OR WINTER
There is no difference in the quality of a landscape design regardless of when it is planned, we always strive for excellence in that regard, but here are five good reasons to plan your landscape in the fall/winter months.
- That coveted Spring construction slot: Landscaping in the Spring has many pluses, so these slots are popular. Almost without exception the jobs we build in the Spring have been designed over the preceding months. That means you need to start the process when Spring is but a dream.
- A more relaxed pace. Time is precious, and you are a busy person. With a chunk of time before construction can commence you can optimize when you want to concentrate on the design. This may include visiting suppliers to choose materials or devoting a few evenings to researching some options we present. Getting all those tasks done when your schedule provides and with minimal disturbance to your family is a plus.
- Time is on your side: Landscaping projects take time to plan. You will want time to research and consider our proposal and perhaps send drawings back to us for revisions a few times. We need time to measure the site, design, calculate costs and prepare estimates, source materials and build schedules. We certainly don’t need all winter for that but often this process can take a little longer than you may expect.
- Is your project complex? Projects vary widely in complexity so if your project requires a Development Permit or detailed Building Permits or Engineering, extra time is required to get all those items lined up. A project with a swimming pool or major exterior renovation, for example, will also require the extra step of liaising with another contractor and ensuring all the coordination is set up in advance and occur in the correct order.
- Delayed gratification: Often things like vacations or major purchases become milestones in our lives. They are enjoyed as much in the planning and preparations as they are in the actual experience. What better way to make Winter fly by than to have a Spring project to anticipate?
Your next step:
Winter in Calgary can be quite variable from a weather perspective. Some years are brown and others very prolonged stretches of white. If your property is new, timing for the site visits are less important, but if you have established features that we need to take into consideration getting the initial consultation and site measurements done prior to significant snowfall is beneficial. We welcome you to Contact Us to book your consultation and a good place to learn more about that is our Process page. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!