Winter is considered an ideal time to complete a hardscaping project in the CSRA. While our Southern winters may involve bringing out warmer clothing, we don’t face the snow or extreme winter temperatures that those living in northern states experience. Even though you may associate winter with holiday cheer, lights, and warm fireplaces, colder weather is also perfect for working outside and making improvements. Have you ever considered why winter is a great season to bring your hardscape vision to life?
Reasons to Consider Completing Your Hardscaping Project During the Winter
It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to work on your landscaping projects. In southern states, winter is a great time to install a paver patio, firepit, walkway, retaining wall, or other hardscape elements.
- It’s easier to visualize your design in winter. It is easier to envision a new patio or walkway if there aren’t any leaves on your trees, flowers on your borders, or other distractions. It’s easier to see where the sun shines at different times of the day and get a better idea of how you want your space to be used.
- It is easier to manage a project. It’s less likely that family members will disturb construction work – or they construction debris with disturb your family – because they won’t be spending as much time outside in the winter. Contractors have less work at this time of the year, so they may be able to offer better deals and complete projects earlier than if you wait until spring.
- You have more time. Many people go on vacation during the summer, which can make it difficult to schedule and manage a hardscaping project. However, homeowners typically stay closer to home during the winter months, especially after the holiday season comes to a close, which may create a window of opportunity to get your project completed.
- There is a wider range of products to choose from. People tend to buy fewer supplies for landscaping or hardscaping in colder seasons, and in many cases, the inventory may be marked down. And if a certain type or stone you are looking for is not in stock at your local landscaping supply store, chances are that they can order it for you. This will save you the hassle of waiting until spring when everyone begins thinking about landscaping again.
- You may be able to save money. Winter is the off-season for many landscapers, and they may have fewer projects on their schedule. This may give you an upper hand in negotiations for both labor and materials, while also also ensuring that your project is completed efficiently.
- Get your yard summer ready. Executing hardscaping projects during the winter means your project is finished before the summer arrives, which is the busiest season for both landscaping contractors and summer hosting. If you start early, you can have your project completed before summer arrives.