Many of us find that we get the most out of our gardens and outdoor spaces during the summer, when the weather is warmer and the days are longer. This means the winter months are the best time to get landscaping efforts underway. From softer ground conditions to the increased availability of materials, this useful guide explores why winter may be the best season for hard landscaping.
Your garden will be ready as soon as the weather heats up
Getting landscaping efforts underway during the winter season means that you can enjoy a brand-new renovated garden as soon as spring arrives. Putting the hard work in now will pay off in the future.
You’re least likely to use your garden
Hard landscaping can cause a significant amount of destruction to your garden. Site clearance, excavation and earth removal can render your outdoor spaces unusable. During the summer, this can be a problem if the sun is shining at the weekend and you want to be out in your garden. On the other hand, you are far less likely to want to go out in your garden throughout the colder months, making the work less of an inconvenience. You won’t be hosting any BBQs or garden parties, meaning landscaping work can commence with minimal disruption.
The ground is softer
Hard landscaping normally involves excavation work. As we tend to get more rain during autumn and winter, this helps to soften the ground, making it easier to dig. This makes the job quicker and easier, especially if we are having to excavate anything by hand. During the height of summer we often find that the ground can be like concrete, making it extremely difficult to dig.
The weather is cooler
Whether you’ve hired contractors or are carrying out landscaping work yourself, it’s easy to work up a sweat quite quickly, even in the winter months. During the summer there is no escaping the heat, and when you’re working hard outside, anything above 30 degrees can quickly drain your energy. As long as you’ve layered up sufficiently, winter will be a more comfortable environment to work in.
Materials are more readily available
During the spring and summer, demand for landscaping materials and equipment is at its highest. This can sometimes make getting hold of materials more difficult. As suppliers are quieter during the winter, they have more flexibility as to when they are able to deliver their goods. You have a higher chance of getting your hands on the necessary materials and equipment you need to achieve your goals.
Here at RKC Contractors, we are well aware of the difference that well-executed landscaping can make to an outdoor space. This makes us the commercial landscape contractors you can count on – we’re experienced in a wide range of soft and hard landscaping projects. To find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch with us today.