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Why plan for next year’s landscaping in the fall season

September has arrived. The leaves are slowly turning red and yellow, and the hot summer weather is cooling off. But it’s still comfortable weather to get outdoors with a landscaping contractor and start designing your outdoor living space for next year. Why landscape in the off-season, you ask? Here’s a list of benefits to consider.

So, you enjoyed your backyard this past summer, even planted some flowers and trees in the yard. But it’s never too late to start thinking about your landscaping plans for next year. And we’re not talking about putting on your fall boots and planting. We’re talking about taking your time perfecting your future landscape design with a specialist.

It's never too early to plan your next major house transformation.

It’s never too early to plan your next major house transformation.

Hire a landscaping contractor now for next season

If you spent the beginning of the spring season calling landscaping contractors, chances are likely the good ones were already booked up. But getting ahead of the pack by calling landscaping contractors now means you’ll have a better chance of hiring the first contractor on your list because you’ve booked them in advance.

Our recommendation? Use our directory to contract three landscaping contractors, get three separate quotes for your project, and call their references. It’s also important to read through customer reviews listed on our website. This information is a useful tool in helping you decide which landscaping contractor you should hire for next year.

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The fall season is still warm, so you can get outside and plant greenery to compliment the changing season!

Time is on your side

Coming up with a landscaping design takes time. Between having a landscaping contractor visit your house to see your space, to sketching out a plan that meets your budget and lifestyle needs, there’s a lot of ground to cover! The benefit of beginning this process in the fall season is you both have time to work on a design that’s suitable to your needs and wants, especially since the spring planting season is well in the future. You won’t feel the pressure to settle on a design because the warm weather is arriving and your contractor needs to get started before that big family reunion you’re hosting.

Not only that, but beginning a design and having it in place gives the landscaping contractor an opportunity to start the project sooner after signing the contract. Developing a design and starting the project in the middle of summer will take time away from your backyard. Starting early works out better for all parties involved.

Changed your mind? No problem! Having a design early in the landscape seasons means you can change your mind without worrying about delaying the project.

Changed your mind? No problem! Having a design early in the landscape seasons means you can change your mind without worrying about delaying the project.

Don’t forget to use our directory to find a landscaping design specialist to get started on your landscaping needs!

Take advantage of savings and discounts

The early bird gets the worm, or so the saying goes. Well, it turns out there is some truth to it. If you spend your fall season working with a landscape contractor, you could cash in on some savings!

Some landscaping vendors will offer designs/sketches at off-peak prices because the season is quieter than the spring when designs are in full demand.

If you’re looking to have a landscaper do some planting in the fall and continue their work in the summer, then you’re still in luck. Most contractors have to sell off their inventory before the cool weather is here to stay, so they can offer discounts. You can transform your home and save at the same time!

Ask your landscaping contractor about purchasing plants now. You could probably get them at a discount!

Ask your landscaping contractor about purchasing plants now. You could probably get them at a discount!

Save up for the landscaping design you wantsaving money

Does the combination of landscaping design and plants have you holding onto your wallet a little tighter? The benefit to planning your landscaping plans in the fall means you’ll have more time to save money for the landscape renovation since the project won’t be starting for another several months. While we always advise you stick to your budget when it comes to any home renovation, having a few extra months to save means you could have the dream landscaping design you want the first time.

Of course, starting your design early also means you have leeway to change it as you see fit. It also gives the landscaping contractors you’ve hired time to adjust the plans. After all, they won’t be purchasing plants right away!

Enjoy the outdoors next year

If you decided not to improve your home’s exterior landscaping over the summer season because you wanted to take advantage of what little summer we get, we can’t say we blame you. But if you hire a contractor this fall and develop a design plan, your landscaper will be on schedule to begin the project as soon as the warm weather arrives. The earlier they are prepared, the faster they begin, the faster you can enjoy the outdoor spaces you’ve just spent money on.

Besides, if the landscaper can start doing some of the planting and organization now, why not take advantage of that time frame?

Get a head start on your landscaping plans so you can enjoy your backyard in the summer!

Get a head start on your landscaping plans so you can enjoy your backyard in the summer!

If you’re on board with the idea of hiring a landscaping contractors to begin your home’s exterior transformation this fall, then you’ve come to the right place! Peruse our directory to find a contractor that will service your neighbourhood. More importantly, take your time searching for the right contractor for your outdoor living renovation. We give you the tools you need to help make a decision:

  • Image and video galleries;
  • Customer reviews;
  • Articles showcasing the contractors.

Happy fall landscaping!

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