Winter may be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you have to put off your hardscaping plans. In fact, this is actually one of the best times of year to hire a hardscaping designer. It may seem a little counterintuitive, but there are many benefits to getting your project underway now, while the days are warm and the nights are cool.
Save Time and Money
Hardscaping companies are entering their slow season. Spring, summer, and fall are very busy seasons filled with a lot of projects and travel. When the winter comes, most people hunker down and stay inside. This means a serious decrease in work for hardscaping designers, which can mean serious savings for you.
Demand drives cost on materials. When demand lowers, so do prices. You can buy the same materials, but save money by purchasing them in November as opposed to April. Plus, the job is likely to be completed quicker because there aren’t as many projects competing for their attention. Your hardscaping designer can devote more time and attention to your project, allowing them the freedom to take their time and focus on every detail.
Spice Up the Winter
Outdoor living isn’t exclusive to summer. Hardscaping can spice up your yard and can be enjoyed all year round. Outside patios with added heat lamps or fire pits can still be used even when temperatures drop. What better way to enjoy a fresh snowfall than by sitting around the fire with friends and family?
The cold temperatures in the winter mean plant life dies or goes dormant. This can make your yard look dreary and bleak. Hardscaping adds a pop of color and life to your yard that will stay year round. When you look out your window in February, there will still be an interesting focal point to draw the eye, and it might even brighten your mood!
Provide Easy Access
You never notice how much you walk around your yard until there’s three feet of snow on the ground. Adding a path or other hardscape can make it easier to get around your yard when the snow falls. It can also keep you from having to walk in mud when it rains. A hardscape designer will look at commonly traveled areas of your yard and create an aesthetically pleasing way to get there. Rather than trudging through the snow in order to get to your driveway, shed, or fire pit, paths will make it easier to get around and keep your shoes dry in the process.
A Hardscaping Designer Can Plan for Spring
Even if it’s already too late in the season to start your desired project, it’s still a good idea to consult with a hardscaping designer now. You can book a project start date before they start to get busy in the spring. Plus, it will be helpful for the designer to look at your property while it’s at its barest. By the time all the plant life has grown in, it can be hard to recognize areas that need attention during the winter. The designer can plan elements that will ensure your yard is functional and pleasing to the eye all year round.
Carefree Landscaping has decades of industry experience creating dreamscapes for our clients. Our skilled employees create detailed hardscapes that endure for years and years to come. In addition to hardscaping, we offer a variety of other services geared towards making your property look its absolute best. Contact us today if you’re interested in turning your yard into your own private haven.