Have you found yourself looking at your backyard this summer and wishing it was more like the next-door neighbor’s? Do you have patio envy? Are you tired of driving the kids back and forth to the pool? It may be time to start planning a backyard makeover. And Fall is a great time to launch your makeover.
Let’s take a look at why.
It’s Easier and Faster to Schedule Your Project
Generally speaking, spring and summer are the busiest times for landscapers, hardscapers, and outdoor living contractors. That’s because everyone wants to enjoy their inground pool paradise or their outdoor kitchen during the prime outdoor entertaining months of April through September. By the time autumn rolls around, they’re not as busy and can get you on the schedule sooner.
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Your Landscape Is Starting to Go Dormant in the Fall
Your grass may have gone dormant because of the heat of summer. You may also have shrubs or trees that died due to the heat or disease. Fall is a great time to assess what needs to be moved or removed entirely. It’s also a great time to excavate the area to put in a new patio or inground pool. You don’t have to worry about damaging your existing landscaping.
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Fall Is a Great Time for Planting
Part of any backyard makeover is updating your landscape design. Trees, shrubs, and spring bulbs do exceptionally well when they’re planted in the fall. They have time to establish a healthy root system before the harsh sun of summer. Fall is also the best time to re-seed your lawn. Re-seeding would be best done after any heavy equipment is gone from your yard.
You Might Score Some Deals
The end of August and the beginning of September brings some amazing deals at lawn and garden and home improvement stores. That’s because they’re trying to clear out their summer inventory to make way for other items. You may be able to get a discount on that teak patio set you’ve had your eyes on or score a deal on outdoor ceramic planters and yard art.
Start planning now for your backyard makeover. Spend some time getting recommendations from friends and neighbors for reputable contractors. Plan on getting several estimates before deciding who can best turn your dreams into reality.
Dream It. Build It. Live It.
If you’re planning a backyard makeover, we can help. We can take your overgrown backyard or blank slate of a yard and turn it into the outdoor oasis of your dreams. Our design and build team can guide you through your options regarding an inground pool, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, landscape design, and more. We are now setting design consultation appointments for fall installation. Check out our Portfolio for examples of our work, and to gain inspiration.
We work with homeowners throughout the Capital Region, including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.