This time of year, the temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning, and many homeowners are making plans to schedule irrigation shut-off services. You may assume that any outdoor projects are on hold until the spring. But that’s not entirely true. If you have big plans for a new outdoor feature or renovation in 2024, here are two reasons autumn is the best time to speak to landscape companies here in Reno and Sparks.
You’ll Benefit from Seasonality
The days might be shorter and cooler, but this time of year is typically a very busy building time in northern Nevada. Here at Harris Landscape Construction, we’re working on projects we scheduled months ago. The jobs we completed in the spring and summer were scheduled by homeowners who reached out in the fall of last year. It’s the best way to ensure you find a contractor who’s equipped for the needs of your project. Wondering how to begin? Start by considering whether you need a landscaper or a landscape construction company. Research your options online and poll friends and family on any recommendations they may have. Remember to prioritize licensed companies. Once you find a company that seems to tick all the boxes, take a look at client feedback as well. Then you can start making calls.
Contacting landscaping companies this early in the process gives you time to really consider your options. After all, the Reno-Sparks area is home to a number of landscaping companies, and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best fit for your project. Planning ahead like this keeps you from feeling rushed or pressured to make a decision. Then, once you’ve found the right company for the job, you’ll give them plenty of time to work on your bid and get your project on the schedule once this busy autumn schedule slows down and we move into winter.
This relaxed timeline also means you can develop a working relationship with your landscaping company. Experienced landscapers also use these seasonal lulls to prepare for upcoming projects, so that things can move forward seamlessly once the weather permits. It means greater efficiency come spring.
You’ll Have Time to Identify Existing Landscape Issues
It’s always smart to spend some time identifying any potential issues before starting a new outdoor project, and it’s particularly important if you’ve ever noticed drainage issues or you have concerns about your current irrigation system. By working with a landscape company in autumn in preparation for work in the spring, you give them time to properly observe your property during inclement weather. If you haven’t settled on a landscape company just yet, try to snap a few photos if you notice things like standing water, water running across the driveway, walkways, or patio, or anything else that seems problematic. Make sure to show your landscaper before any work begins.
The Bottom Line
Planning ahead by finding a good contractor in autumn sets you up for a smooth project come spring and summer. In Reno and Sparks, Harris Landscape Construction is a licensed landscape company with decades of experience, and we welcome outdoor projects of all sizes and budgets. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, contact us today.