Fall will bring ideal conditions for many types of lawn and landscape projects, including seeding, new sod, soil amendments and planting trees and shrubs. But the window of opportunity is small. For example, seeding lawns has the greatest probability of success if done between about September 18 and October 10. September and early October are great for planting evergreen trees, but if you wait much later than that the likelihood of them surviving the winter beings to decrease. It pays to have your project completely planned out before September so you or your contractor can take advantage of prime planting times.
July is also a slow month for landscape professionals, as compared to spring and fall months, making it easier for us to quickly turn around designs and estimates. Requesting that price quote now will give you more time to think about what you want to do with your landscape. You might go through 2-3 plans before you decide on the one you like, and beginning the process now will help you avoid having to make up your mind under pressure.
If your planned project includes an element of hardscape (patio, walkway, retaining wall, etc.) go ahead and get that done before the end of summer so new plants can go in around it in early fall.
Have a great summer, but don’t forget about your lawn and landscape and please contact us as soon as possible if you need help!