Winter is the perfect time to prepare for spring landscaping and to make your wish list of updates you’d like this season. You aren’t rushing like you would be once the season starts, and our landscape designers have more time to spend with you.
Last week, I wrote about budgeting for this season’s landscaping. Once you have a budget, your wish list and your reality list, the next step is to meet with one of our designers. Our expert designers will take the information from your discussion and put your dreams on paper. This will allow you to see what it will look like and to make easy alterations to fit your preference and budget. Before meeting with our designer you should review nursery catalogs (either paper or online) to gather ideas.
During the winter, our designers are only concentrating on creating plans for the growing season. Once the season starts, in addition to creating plans, they have to visit job sites to supervise installations. So during the winter, they are able to work closely with you to share ideas and design just what you have in mind.
Once you finalize the design and sign off on it, your designer can order plants and hardscape items for delivery early in the spring. This will allow for installation as soon as the snow melts and the ground thaws. If you’ve ever experienced previous springtime crunches, I know you’ll be pleased with the lower stress levels that result from early planning.