Many homeowners do not start planning their landscaping project until the winter is over, which makes sense considering the fact that the cold temperatures make it difficult to go out and perform a comprehensive landscape inspection. However, if you can withstand the cold and get outside, we highly recommend that you inspect your lawn now instead of waiting till spring.

Why is Winter the best time to start a Project that’s meant for Spring?

A thorough inspection in the winter will give you valuable insight into the condition of your property and the amount of work that will need to be necessary to complete your project. The best landscaping companies in Windsor are the ones who start performing inspections in the winter and here is why:

  • Materials sell out- Landscaping materials such as grasses, trees, shrubs, vines, plants, and flowers sell out quickly when the weather improves. Therefore, if you actually analyze what you need and want, you can order materials for your spring landscaping project in a timely manner. On the other hand, if you defer planning, materials may run out of stock since everyone is also looking at starting their home improvement project in spring.
  • Scheduling- Spring is the busiest season for landscapers. Therefore, the best time to hire a landscaper for your spring project is in the winter. If you wait until the last minute, you may be unable to find one who can accommodate your schedule. Get in touch with Sweetwater before winter ends, since the demand for landscaping services increases in spring, you can stay ahead of the curve by starting a conversation with one of the best landscaping companies in Windsor.
  • It’s easier to evaluate your landscape needs– It is always easier for a landscaper to assess the condition of your lawn when it is dormant in winter and provide a reasonably accurate estimate.
  • Your HOA will need time to process any required permits and approvals – If you are planning to give your garden a radical makeover, your project may involve redesigning the landscape completely. You may need permits or approvals from your HOA. Therefore, depending on the nature of the permit applied for, your HOA may take several weeks to a few months to process your application. So, if you apply for permits and approvals in spring, your landscaper may have to wait for weeks before they could start your project.

Tips to Plan Your Spring Landscape Project over Winter 

Start by assessing your yard. Decide which plants to include in your new landscaping project. Make a list of the hardscape elements that will enhance your outdoor area. Also, do research about local pests and come up with a plan to keep them out of your garden. Lastly, decide how much you want to spend in case you need to prioritize important features.

Sweetwater Landscape is one of the best landscape design and installation companies in Windsor. Our deep knowledge of landscaping techniques and principles sets us apart from other landscape contractors in Windsor. To schedule a landscape inspection, call (707) 887-0140.