Most people may not think of winter as the best time to take on a new landscape project for their yard. When you live in California though, winter really is the best time to begin to create the yard of your dreams. There are few areas that experience nicer, milder winters than California – so weather isn’t much of an issue when considering a new project.
Let’s look at all the reasons why you should begin your outdoor living space upgrades now rather than later:
California’s Winter Weather Isn’t a Big Issue
In our area, we don’t have to worry so much about harsh winters, snow, or freezing temperatures. Winter is cooler and brings more clouds and rain, but it’s short and sweet. The sun will be shining and heating up your backyard again before long.
If anything, winter weather works in your favor for your new landscaping project. There’s no better time to see how your yard does in rainy winter weather than when you’re in the middle of the project. This means you can see potential problems and your team of professionals can make any needed adjustments, so you won’t be left with a mess after your project is considered complete.
You’ll Get to Enjoy Your Landscape This Spring
Most people realize they want to improve their yard during the spring or summer months when they are using it the most or planning summer parties. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if you anticipate your needs in the winter, you’ll be ahead of the game and won’t have to balance a new project with your warm-weather plans.
Wouldn’t it be nice to spend time with your guests on your new deck or patio during your Fourth of July BBQ and bonfire without having to stress over whether it will be finished in time for your guests?
Professionals Are Less in Demand
Since many people don’t begin their landscape projects in the winter, you won’t have to deal with not being able to find a team to complete your project in the timeframe you want. At Exotic Gardens, we only work with one client a time throughout the year, so we often get booked quickly during the warmer months.
You Can Get Plant Shock Out of the Way
One of the biggest things you’ll need to keep in mind is that any plants and flowers you add to your landscape may experience shock. It’s usually not a big deal and most plants survive, but it means they may not look so great for a little while.
If you go ahead and start your new landscape project in the winter, your plants will have time to adjust and revive themselves before you need them to look great in the spring and summer. Since shock can cause plants to lose color and look lifeless, you don’t want to deal with this in the warmer months when you want to enjoy a beautiful yard.
We think anytime is a great time to begin a new landscaping project to get the yard of your dreams and winter shouldn’t be counted out. These are just a few of the compelling reasons a winter landscape project may be the best choice for you. If you’re ready to talk about your vision for your backyard, give us a call at 408-659-3460 today.