That familiar chill is in the air. Winter is (almost) here—and as the days get shorter and colder, customers often ask Hiner Landscapes the following question: “Can I landscape in the winter? And should I?”

We at Hiner Landscapes are here to answer that question with a resounding YES! You can landscape during the winter. And you should! While the wintertime is often seen as the “off season” for yard work and landscaping, there’s a lot of things that you can do in this colder weather that will prepare you for the warmer months ahead.

Sound surprising? We’ll explain why.

Many homeowners mistakenly view the wintertime as a time not to work on their yards—which means that the Spring Rush is when most people are hurrying to consider their plans for the upcoming warmer months and contracting out landscapers.

But for the savvy homeowner, wintertime is the perfect time to start a landscaping project. You will avoid the chaos of Spring Rush, and you will have ample time to really work and plan out your yard with the best landscapers. Our landscaping crews will work any month of the year, and we enjoy working in the wintertime just as much as the summertime—it keeps us busy—so you can avoid the hassle and plan your backyard when most other people are hibernating.

On top of getting ahead of the Spring Rush, having your landscaping project worked on in the wintertime ensures that you get to enjoy your personal outdoors oasis all summer long! You won’t have to wait to enjoy your space until construction is completed in the middle of the summer—you will be ahead of the game and will be able to appreciate your new backyard or landscaping feature right away for the duration of the warmer season.

In fact, Hiner Landscapes assures you that we can do about 95% of your landscaping project during the winter months. Usually, we can do the majority of the project during the winter, and all we need to do in the springtime is come back and plant any fauna you’d like to add, such as small perennials and grasses. It’s really that simple to get going now!

An important thing to also note is that as a homeowner, you should never neglect your yard during the wintertime. Period. Even if you aren’t planning a major renovation or landscaping project, it’s important to do simple tasks like raking, watering, and fertilizing for the future season or you could kill your lawn and destroy plants. Be aware that unraked leaves, for example, can cause fungus and mold to grow throughout your yard. Do some research into what you might need to do during the winter for your particular space and plan ahead so that you don’t ruin your hard work and investment.

As always, if you have any questions about lawn care upkeep or landscaping projects in the winter, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask! Hiner Landscapes can help you figure out exactly what you need to do, and we’re ready to start any kind of project you might want for next summer’s enjoyment.