While there may still be snow in the forecast and many long days of winter ahead, spring will be rolling around before you know it. And, while it may seem too soon to even be thinking about your spring landscape, the fact is that the landscaping off-season is the best time to start thinking about hiring a professional landscaper for next year.
We’ve rounded up a few tips—and some thoughts to consider—if a 2020 dream landscape is amongst your resolutions.
Book Early to Secure your Spot
One reason why it’s valuable to start thinking about hiring a landscaping pro now is that you’ll guarantee a spot on their schedule. This is especially important if you’re looking to have a large project completed, such as an outdoor living area. After all, there are only so many of these that a landscaping company can take on each year, and if you put off a hiring decision, you could also be pushing your project’s start date back.
It’s also worth noting that in the off-season, landscape companies often have more time to be able to meet with clients. They can become booked solid with a jampacked schedule come spring. If you’re looking to have an outdoor living project designed and built, those designs can be started in the off-season when there’s lots of time to sit down with your landscape professional and talk through your ideas. Then, as soon as the ground thaws, the project can get underway!
However, even if you’re just looking to hire a landscaper for ongoing maintenance (such as lawn care), you’ll still want to get on their schedule soon. A lot of companies, including Exscape, start planning their spring routes during their off-season. You’ll ensure your spot by booking now and be on your way to that lush green lawn that you’ve always wanted.
Ensure Your Lawn Gets What It Needs
If you’re looking for lawn care, booking too late could mean that you end up missing important treatments that your lawn needs. Treatments such as early spring fertilization and weed control pre-emergent are essential when it comes to getting your lawn off to a great start. All of these treatments have an appropriate timing associated with them, and you don’t want to miss that window. While you can certainly start lawn care treatments late, your results might not live up to your expectations.
Use the Time to Do Your Research
Of course, if you’ve never hired a landscaping company before, then you might not even know what to look for. This is where using the off-season can be to your advantage. Instead of just rushing to hire any company in the spring, use this extra time to perform your due diligence. Check out landscaping companies’ websites, read their blog content, and get to know what they’re all about. You’ll likely see that even within our region, these companies can vary dramatically.
We’ve talked about what makes a landscaping company exceptional (instead of “ordinary”) in this article, which goes into greater detail. But to sum it up, you want a company that is detail-oriented, has a stellar portfolio of past work, and does original work (after all, the last thing that you want is a cookie-cutter project that looks like everyone else’s). You can use your time now to find a company that you feel will meet your needs.
Making Your Wise Choice
By using the off-season to your advantage and doing your research on landscaping companies, you can ultimately make a wise choice and find the company that is right for you.
Of course, we’d love for you to consider Exscape Designs. We’re already talking with clients and booking projects for spring and would love for yours to be one of them. If we can answer any questions for you or help you get the ball rolling, we’re here! Whether it’s a lush green lawn or a larger landscape project, let’s connect and start talking about how to make your backyard dreams a reality.