Here in northern Nevada, winters can be relatively mild or downright freezing. And between the dormant trees and chilly weather, it doesn’t seem like the ideal time to think about landscaping projects. But you might be surprised to learn that it really is. Here are five reasons that the winter is the best time to plan your upcoming landscaping projects.
1. It Gives You Time to Plan
While northern Nevada winters are wildly unpredictable, one thing is for sure – they’re going to end sooner or later. So use this time to find the right contractor for your project, to create and finalize your plans, and to pull together everything you’ll need for details like permits and engineering. This way, you aren’t rushing in the spring just because you’re so impatient to get started.
Pro tip: If the weather cooperates, your landscape contractor may be able to complete your project over the winter, so that you’re ready to enjoy it come spring. Ask your contractor about the possibility of winter projects.
2. You Can Take Advantage of Availability
Given the seasonality of the landscaping industry, it’s understandable that winter is a slow time of year. But that’s a good thing when you’re planning a spring project. It’ll be easier to set up appointments and meetings with the companies on your short list. Ask for referrals or look online for landscaping companies, and schedule time with the few that seem to fit the bill. Then you’ll be in a great position to choose the company that will do the best work.
Pro tip: Inquire about special discounts or competitive pricing that your landscape contractor may be offering during the slow season. It never hurts to ask!
3. You Have a Great Opportunity to Spot Trouble Spots
It may not look its best, but your property will reveal itself over the winter. Look carefully to see how it handles things like rain, snow and freeze-thaw cycles. Are there irrigation, run-off or drainage issues that need to be addressed? It’s easy to forget about trouble spots when the sun is shining and it hasn’t rained months, so you and your landscaper can take this opportunity to consider your project in terms of adverse weather.
If you’re dreaming of a beautiful new patio cover, pavers, a water feature, or any other landscape project, Harris Landscape Construction in Reno welcomes the opportunity to make it a reality for you. Contact us today for a free estimate, and take advantage of the best time of year to plan your upcoming landscaping project.