Spending time outside might not be on your mind when the weather begins to cool. Fall is a good time to plan a landscaping project. Here’s why:
Top of Mind
What did you think of your garden or landscaping during the spring and summer? You may have wished for more space to entertain, or more color. You may have noticed that your deck is showing signs of age, or your shrubs and trees are getting more overgrown.
You may want to extend your outdoor season and wish you had an exterior light or a firepit to make the yard more inviting on cold nights.
Write down your ideas while they are still fresh in mind. These ideas will help your designer create the perfect outdoor space for you.
Planning takes time
Think about who will be using your outdoor space and when. You may want to entertain guests, cook or grill meals, or have a gathering around the fire. You might want to expand or start a garden. It might be time to improve the curb appeal of your home. What is your preferred amount of yard work? Does your landscape need an exterior lighting plan that will add safety and interest? As you plan your new space, take the time to think about all of these factors.
It’s time to create a rough budget for your landscaping project. You may need to finance your project. Speak to a lender now about your options. It’s easier to do a landscape renovation in stages than interior renovations. We can create your plan in the fall or winter and then work on one area at a given time.
Take advantage of the off-season
Our schedules are more flexible in the winter and fall than most other landscape design firms. We’ll talk about your vision and begin sketching a plan. Landscape Charlie will discuss your ideas and look at pictures that you find appealing. We’ll then visit your house to take measurements and look over the site.
We will visit your site and draw up a preliminary design plan. We’ll also provide an estimate of the cost. You can revise and review the plan over the following months until it meets your exact needs. We can set up meetings with contractors to ensure they are prepared and on board.
Be Prepared to Roll
A second advantage of starting your landscaping design early is that you will have everything ready for when the weather improves. We can begin removing unwanted plants or structures in the spring. We will then grade the site to prepare it for hardscaping, such as patios, pathways, or walls. After these are installed, we can bring in the plants so you can enjoy your new landscape.
Do you have any plans to completely transform your landscape? Your ideas are welcome. Call us to set up a consultation.