Although it can be sad to watch your flowers die and your grass turn brown in the winter, many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief when they can finally stop worrying about their landscaping. However, the winter is actually a great time to add a hardscaping feature to your yard. Here are a few reasons why.
1. Lower costs
In the winter, the demand for labor and supplies is lower, which means lower costs. In fact, the cost of supplies can drop about 5-10% in the winter, which means you can save some money. Or, you can take those savings and use them to upgrade the hardscaping materials.
2. Flexible scheduling
The spring and summer are extremely busy times for landscaping services. In the winter, there are less projects going on which means it’s easier for you to schedule appointments when it’s convenient for you. This also means that you can get more personalized attention and spend more time designing your hardscaping.
3. Faster turn around
With less going on in the winter, projects can get completed faster meaning your hardscaping feature will be ready to enjoy in the spring and summer. There is also a shorter wait time for materials (in the spring and summer, it can take up to eight weeks for materials to be delivered), so your project can get started faster.
4. Less damage to your lawn
In the winter, flowers are dead, grass is dormant, and the ground is frozen, so your greenery is less likely to suffer damages from a messy hardscaping project.
If you’ve wanted to install a hardscaping feature in your yard, but haven’t had time in the warmer months, consider getting it installed in the winter. At Allen Outdoor Solutions, we can install features to satisfy any taste or need. Whether you want something structural or decorative, let us design the perfect outdoor living space for you.