Hardscaping is the implementation of the non-living elements in the landscaping world. Examples are the installation of bricks and stone walls, walkways, paver walls, retaining walls, wood arbors, patios, flagstone pathways, and pebble/cement driveways and walkways. Hardscape landscaping is a key part of landscape design; it will add the alluring sense or organization and a definition of the natural features of the landscape. However, there is a perfect season to do the hardscaping, and whether you believe it or not – it’s in winter. Below are the reasons why:
- Less Collateral Damage
Hardscaping, no matter how careful and how thoughtfully planned and executed, may still cause damage to living elements in the property. Grass, plants, shrubs, and trees will be greatly affected during the hardscape installation. But during the winter season, all of these living elements hibernate, thus, causing less damage and stress. During winter, the ground is almost bare, like a clear canvas, which means you will have more freedom to apply all your creativity in your area.
- Saves Money / Time
Summer is typically the busiest time for hardscaping companies. Many homeowners would like to improve the appeal in their yard while the flowers are still in bloom. This means that it would give you a hard time to book for hardscaping services during this season. However, during winter, landscaping companies are eager for work. Crews have more extra time on their hands and managers can carry out and perform projects at a much lower price compared to the other seasons of the year. Aside from that, if you happen to reside in one of the cities that needs permits to able to do a hardscaping project, then winter is the perfect time for you. On average, it will take about 4 to 6 weeks before you could a permit for any construction project. On the positive note, applying for a permit during winter will expedite the process since the offices aren’t that busy.
- Your yard is open
The good thing about doing landscaping projects during winter is that you are sure that your yard is open for any changes you would like to make. Parties and social gatherings are usually booked in the spring and summer, which means, you still have enough to beautify and get your yard ready for the spring. Then, awe your friends with the new look of your outdoor space.
The three reasons above should be enough to convince you why winter is a great time to do a hardscaping project in your yard. Contact us at Campbell & Ferrara in Arlington, VA for more information about Hardscaping.