Hardscaping is a big project, and it’s something that starts well before the first shovel breaks the ground. A project of this nature requires significant planning, and there’s no better time for that than during the cold winter months.
By spending the winter planning your hardscaping project, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running as soon as spring arrives.
Hardscaping Hints to Consider in the Winter
Visualize your yard
By now, you’ve had all summer to determine what you like and don’t like about your space. That’s why now is the perfect time to make a cup of hot chocolate, take a seat by the window with a pencil and paper, and sketch out your idea. Go outside and take some rough measurements so you’ll have a ballpark figure in mind when it comes to size and scale, especially for larger projects like a patio installation.
Talk to a professional
Once you have a good idea of what you want to do and you decide you want to leverage the help of a professional, go ahead and reach out to schedule a consultation. The spring can be a busy time for landscapers and hardscapers, so the earlier you can get on the books the better.
A professional may be able to come visit your property in the winter to see the space and discuss your project. This conversation can give you additional things for which to plan and prepare.
Research your plants
If your project will include the use of any plants or grasses, the winter is a good time to get that research done. Find out which plants will be best for the space based on the climate in which you live and the amount of sun and shade they will be receiving. This will also give you ample time to prepare the soil if needed and be ready to plant at the optimal time.
Gather materials and tools
The winter is a perfect time to give your power tools a tuneup and make sure they’ll be ready to go. And with many hardware stores having winter sales on spring items, now is a good time to go ahead and purchase the materials you’ll be needing for the project.
Contact Redwood Land Design
Let Redwood Land Design help you with your hardscaping project planning this winter. We personalize every project for each individual customer, and we’re dedicated to making your outdoor space shine. Call for your consultation today.