The change of seasons always make us reassess things around us. Summer makes you think of beaches, vacations and muggy nights filled with fireflies. Fall has us thinking about returning to school, holidays, and shorter, colder days. As it gets chillier out, we’re reminded that Old Man Winter isn’t far behind. Here at Goldberg & Rodler we like to think a little bit further ahead. As designers and planners we always have an eye towards the future. We’re already thinking about spring of 2014 and our job as consultants is to educate our clients and potential clients to “begin with the end in mind.”
Knowing what you want to accomplish when updating your garden is important. Expressing when to have it done is equally important. Anyone who has had home improvement done knows everything takes longer than we anticipate. If you’d like a landscape ready to use for spring and summer of 2014, you need to start planning now.
- Here are some questions you might ask yourself when thinking about changing your landscape:
- Do I want a beautiful spring display of tulips and daffodils?
- Should I protect my investment in the landscape (whether new or established)
with winter mulch?
- When is a good time to prune my trees and shrubs?
- Is there a major event I’m planning to have at my home next year?
- Am I thinking about a new pool, patio, front walk, driveway, lighting scheme,
perennials, privacy screening or another facet of landscape construction?
All of these questions lead to the same conclusion. Start planning now. Some items (such as bulb planting) might take several weeks from planning to installation, others (such as pool design and permits) may take several months. Spring is usually the busiest time of year for the landscape industry, so why not catch the undivided attention of your favorite landscape designer in the off season? Let’s get started now! Do you have a question for us? Comment below or contact us.