Many people we speak to are hesitant to look into their garden or driveway project in the depths of Winter. There is Christmas, New Year and the weather is dark, cold and generally miserable. Who really wants to think about their outdoor space at this time of year?
Well, Winter is actually the best time to start making plans for your outdoor space to be ready for 2021.
There are a number of reasons for this:
- Lead times – a quality landscaper will be booked up for a period of time, so will be unable to start your project until there is a space in the diary. On average 3 months (particularly at the moment) is what you are probably looking at to get a project started.
At Aura Landscapes we are now taking bookings for February/March 2021. The reason Winter is a good time to enquire is most people wait until Spring and then can’t get a date fixed in the diary to accommodate a Summer ready space, don’t be one of them!
- Thinking time – you as a client need time to think about the project, consider designs and ideas as well as make a lot of decisions before the project actually commences. How long you need should not be taken lightly – you are investing in an outdoor space to last for the next 10+ years, don’t underestimate the importance of getting it right. Read more about thinking time on our blog here.
- Stock availability – due to the impact of Covid-19 many manufacturers have a longer lead time than usual. By planning ahead for a Summer garden means that we can pre-order any products required so you won’t be delayed starting the project.
- How long the project takes – if you are looking for a garden to be ready in time for Summer than it needs to be planned into your landscapers’ diary. Garden projects can take anywhere from 1 week to 6 weeks depending on the scope of the works and the intricacy and detail of the design.
Allowing for the project timeline also means enquiring sooner rather than later is key, especially if you want your garden ready for Summer.
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