Are you thinking that this year will be the year that you finally tackle that landscaping project you’ve been wanting to do? If you’ve always wanted to expand your living space or bring your yard up to its true potential, there’s no better time than now to get started. Sure, it’s cold and rainy outside and the summer seems like its light years away, but planning and executing a successful landscaping project takes time. Even if you’re just considering doing some yard upgrades, read this post from Advance Lawn Care and then give us a call to start your project!

Winter is the Perfect Time To Get Started

While you might not find winter very inspiring, it’s the perfect time to get started on your spring landscaping project. This time of year, landscaping companies usually have more time on their hands than they do once the weather starts to get warm. There’s nothing worse than getting all excited about creating your new oasis in time for summer only to find out that you waited too long to get your landscaper involved and now you have to wait until Halloween. 

Take Your Time Choosing Features

When it comes to landscape design, the sky’s the limit. Don’t just restrict your imagination to adding a few trees and rocks here and there. Take this opportunity to do your homework and get design ideas. You can double your living space (depending on the size of your yard) with good landscaping. Here are just a few of the features Advanced Lawn Care can add to make your yard your favorite room in the house.

Landscape Lighting

Nothing brings warmth and coziness to an outdoor space like carefully placed landscape lighting. Lights allow you to spotlight various features that you like the most — like certain trees or a water fountain. The right landscape lighting can also help you enjoy your yard well after dark. You won’t have to worry about stumbling over rocks or bushes. Most of all, landscape lighting can give your yard that “wow factor” that others will notice and you’ll appreciate all year round. 

Fire Pits

You can certainly go to your neighborhood hardware store and get a basic fire pit for less than $99, but how much will you really enjoy it? And how long will it last? If you’re looking to upgrade your backyard, we suggest that you do it right. Let Advance Lawncare install a custom-designed pavestone fire pit that will impress friends and neighbors and will be strong enough to last season after season.  

Water Features

There’s no better way to create a calming, peaceful retreat than to add a custom water feature. Whether you choose an elegant fountain to welcome your guests as they arrive, or you prefer to make a garden pond the centerpiece of your backyard, water features can be one the best investments you make when it comes to creating the yard of your dreams. 

Contrary to what you might think, water features don’t use much water and they’re relatively easy to maintain. Not only will they add natural beauty to your yard, but they’ll also attract birds and small animals. If you choose a pond, you could also consider adding water plants to provide even more natural decoration to your yard.   

Paver Patios & Sidewalks

Paver patios and sidewalks are one of the best ways to extend your living space outside. If you’ve been living with an ugly, cracked concrete sidewalk and a patio that you don’t enjoy spending time on, we can help. Paving stones add beauty and convenience to any yard, making them a popular choice among homeowners. Pavers are low-maintenance and long-lasting (often stronger than concrete) and can be designed using a variety of shapes, colors, and designs. 

While you might be tempted to try installing pavers, thinking it could be a quick weekend project that you could do yourself, we advise against it. Installing a paver patio or sidewalk is more difficult than it looks and can take even an experienced landscaping company with specialized equipment several days to finish.

Get Started Today!

If you’ve been considering upgrading your yard with some beautiful landscaping features, now is the best time to get started. Start by thinking about how you use your yard, or how you wish it could be changed to make it more functional. Do you want to spend summer nights with your family around a roaring fire? Or, do you want a sprawling oasis that serves as your own personal retreat? 

No matter what you decide you want for your yard, once you have a few ideas, contact a landscaping company to start discussing your project. And, if you’re in the Spartanburg or Greenville area, we hope you’ll choose Advance Lawn Care for all of your landscaping, irrigation, and lawn care needs. We are the experts that people have trusted for over 20 years and we look forward to helping you!