Is Late June Too Late for Landscaping Projects?


The weather may be unseasonably cold, but the calendar doesn’t lie—it’s late June here in Reno and Sparks. Does that mean it’s too late for landscaping projects? It depends on the project! Here’s what the experts here at Harris Landscape Construction advise.

Is Summer the Best Time of Year for Landscaping Projects?

It might feel that way, but the best time for landscaping projects is the spring, followed closely by autumn. It surprises people that September, October and November tend to be great times for landscaping here in Reno and Sparks. But it makes sense. Seasonal lulls and generally agreeable weather mean that landscape companies are working on projects that were scheduled months prior.

The spring months of April and May are the most optimal time of year because it gives new plants time to grow and acclimate during the summer and fall. Planting in the fall means truly explosive growth come spring. Of course, that’s not to say that you can’t plant in the summer, but a productive growing season won’t begin until the following year.

The big issue with trying to schedule a landscaping project in late June or July is the limited availability of qualified contractors. Generally, these companies have signed contracts months prior, which means you’re joining a waiting list that will likely begin in the fall (at the earliest) or the following spring. Depending on what you’re planning, you may have a hard time finding someone qualified for the work who can fit you in this summer.

That can actually be a good thing. Contacting a landscaping company now means you can get on the schedule, which gives you plenty of time to plan your project. Here at Harris Landscape Construction in Reno, we’ll use the time to work with you on an architectural design plan, identify existing landscape issues, and get all the ducks in a row so your project can move forward seamlessly when it’s time.

If you have a landscaping project on your mind, contact our team today to learn more.


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