‘Winter Wisdom: 12 Reasons to Engage Your Landscaper Early for a Flourishing Spring’

Urban Plantscapes LLC Patio River Landscaping


Here are my top 12 reasons why you should connect with your landscaper in the winter months.

With over two decades of experience in the landscaping industry, I believe it’s crucial to shed light on the importance of early discussions with your landscaper. Much like avoiding the April 15th rush to consult an accountant or steering clear of January 1st gym memberships, initiating conversations with your landscaping professionals during the winter can reap a multitude of

  1. Off-season Discounts: Take advantage of lower prices on landscaping materials, labor and services during the off-season, providing significant cost savings for your upcoming projects.
  2. Availability of Professionals: Secure the undivided attention of landscapers and gardeners who often have more availability during the winter, ensuring your services are scheduled at your convenience.
  3. Faster Project Completion:  With a decrease in landscaping projects during the off-season, contractors can efficiently complete your project, minimizing disruptions to your property.
  4. Planting Opportunities:  Utilize late fall and winter for planting certain plants, trees, and shrubs, allowing them to establish roots ahead of the growing season.
  5. Easier Soil Preparation:  Leverage the cold weather to make soil more manageable for tasks such as grading, excavation, and soil amendments, with fewer weeds and growth making the soil easier to work with.
  6. Less Stress on Plants: Planting in cooler weather reduces stress on plants, promoting healthier establishment without the challenges of extreme temperatures.
  7. Planning and Design Time:  Use the off-season to meticulously plan and design your landscaping project, ensuring a well-thought-out plan is in place before spring arrives.
  8. Avoiding the Spring Rush:  Steer clear of the hectic spring rush, ensuring you secure the necessary services and materials before the busy season kicks in.
  9. Establishment of Hardscapes:  Build hardscape features in the off-season to allow proper settling and curing before heavier use in the warmer months, ensuring durability and longevity.  Winter is the perfect time for building a pergola, gazebo, deck, fire pit, outdoor steps or maybe a new walkway.
  10. Boosting Property Value:  Enhance your property’s curb appeal before spring, potentially.  
  11. Personal Well-being:  Engaging outdoor projectsduring the off-season for positive impacts on mental and physical well-being, providing a fulfilling way to spend your time.
  12. Perfect Time for a Big Clean-up:  Winter offers an ideal time for pruning dormant trees and shrubs, allowing for precise shaping and reaching the bases of plants that may be challenging during the warmer months.

In conclusion, discussing your landscaping goals with your professional landscaping company during the winter days the groundwork for a successful and aesthetically pleasing spring. By sharing your projects early, you allow them to tailor a design and plan that aligns with your vision and work efficiently, be resourseful for optimal results. 

Additionally, consider the potential for discounts by locking in winter rates for projects scheduled later in the year, ensuring your spot before the busy season fills up. Winter, it seems, is the perfect season to cultivate a flourishing landscape.

Evan Davis Santi

Evan Davis Santi is the Founder and President of Urban Plantscapes LLC established in 2003. Evan has extensive experience in the artistry of designing, installing, and maintaining lush gardens. His work has been featured on the Park Ave Malls, HGTV, NBC’s Today Show, OpenHouse NYC, HousingWorks, Better Homes & Gardens, Birds & Blooms and many more.