Why Winter is a Great Time to Renovate Your Backyard

When most people think of winter, they think of snow, cold weather, and hibernating indoors—NOT getting to work outside. But winter is actually a great time to renovate your backyard! As much as we tend to focus on this kind of work in the springtime, you may find that choosing to do it throughout the fall and winter months are much better. Let’s take a look at why.

You Can Save Money

Many contractors and landscapers offer discounts during the winter months because business is slower. So if you’ve been wanting to add a patio or build a new fence with Bekaert, winter is the time to do it! You can also save money on materials since many stores offer clearance prices on items that didn’t sell during the summer. Just be sure to get a range of quotes to ensure that you’re getting the best option for your budget.

The Weather is Cooler and More Bearable

Let’s face it—it’s much more pleasant to work outside when it’s not 100 degrees! Plus, cooler weather means you won’t have to worry about things like heat exhaustion or dehydration. This is particularly important if there are jobs that you want to do yourself in the yard. Saving the harder or more strenuous jobs for this time of year will be much more enjoyable for you.

It’s the Best Time of Year

During the spring and summer months, your grass, plants, and flowers are growing—this is why it’s called growing season. This means you already have enough work on your hands. So it can be better to leave some of the bigger renovation jobs to the fall and winter anyway. Plus, you may find that some trees and shrubs are best planted at this time of the year.

You Have More Time

If you have kids, they’re probably in school during the day which means you have more time to get things done. Even if you don’t have kids, you may find that you have more free time in general during the winter months. Use that extra time to get a head start on your backyard renovation!

Fewer People are Booked Up

Just like contractors and landscapers offer discounts in the winter, they also have more availability since business is slower. This means you can schedule an appointment for whenever is most convenient for you rather than having to work around someone else’s schedule. Still make sure to book ahead, just to be sure—but you should find you should have your garden all ready for the next spring and summer season!

Bringing Your Yard to Life This Winter

So there you have it—four great reasons to renovate your backyard this winter! If you’ve been wanting to make some changes but haven’t had the time or money, now is the perfect opportunity. Take advantage of the cooler weather and slower pace of winter and get started on your backyard oasis today!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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