There is a common misconception that hardscape features such as patios, outdoor kitchens, firepits and decks can only be installed during the spring or summer months. In actuality, fall is a terrific time for hardscape installations and landscape improvements. If you regret not completing your hardscape project this summer, it’s not too late to get a jump on it.
Why Build Now?
There are a number of advantages to starting your hardscape projects in the fall. For one, you’ll most likely want to enjoy your new landscape feature as much as possible during the warmer months. Constructing in the fall will make sure your new patio or outdoor kitchen is ready for entertaining come springtime. And if you act fast, you may even be able to enjoy a few cool weather evenings with your new hardscape feature. Another advantage to building in the fall is that turf conditions are better, so you’ll have a better chance of growing new plants and establishing new turf that may be needed around your new hardscape. Furthermore, contractors often get busy in spring and summer. Installing in the fall when contractors aren’t overwhelmed may result in better and faster service.
What Should I Build?
There are a number of attractive landscape features you can install in the fall that will not only increase your property value, but also provide functional benefits as well. Are you entertaining guests for Thursday night football? An outdoor kitchen, patio, or firepit would make a cozy addition and provide a social hotspot for your home. The warm glow of a crackling fire is perfect for relaxing and fun outdoor gatherings.
Garden walkways, ponds, and retaining walls are also popular hardscape projects. Between decorative concrete, stone and brick you can achieve just about any color, texture, or pattern for your hardscape. Getting these projects done now will give you a much better idea of what they will look like come spring.
Patios and Hardscapes from Edward’s Lawn & Home
Ready to get started on your next landscaping project? At Edward’s Lawn & Home, we help home and business owners transform their landscapes into the stuff of their dreams. Our experienced design and build professionals take great care to deliver a quality product that will meet your satisfaction. Get in touch with us today by calling (443) 341 6539. You can also check out our portfolio or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.