Three reasons to start your landscape project in February

It’s 2011, and we’re looking at February already. I can’t tell you how many people call me in early March to say that they decided to get ahead of the seasonal rush. Sadly, I have to tell them they are already behind the curve, because everyone else thinks they are also getting an early start by calling in March. It’s not a happy moment when they realize they have to get in line.

  1. Get ahead of the scheduling rush
    For landscape contractors the phone starts ringing off the hook on March first, it’s our sign that spring is around the corner even though flowers aren’t quite fully budding yet.
  2. Plant in winter, enjoy the plants in the summer
    Planting during the dormant season in this region is a much better option than plopping them in the ground in the heat of late spring or early summer, and you will generally see a higher success rate of surviving a transplant.
  3. Winter deals are not unheard of
    Many landscape companies have a smaller work force in the winter months as opposed to the seasonal work in the summer. They have less overhead which means that you might be able to get a better bargain during this time of the year.

Think of the time you will spend relaxing this spring in your new environment, watching your neighbors just getting started on their landscaping, or scrambling to get it scheduled. Just try not to gloat openly.