Fall is a popular time for landscape projects. When considering undertaking a landscape project for the Fall, there are several key things that need to be taken into consideration to have a successful Fall project installation.
- Start planning for the Fall project EARLY. Start meeting with landscape companies in July (August at the latest) regarding your project. By August, try to have your project plans finalized (including any landscape plans). Many companies book out 2-3 months in advance for projects, so by getting on the schedule early will help get your project completed on time.
- Submit your proposal to any HOA by August or September at the latest. Most neighborhoods will not allow you to complete a landscape project with HOA approval and that could take up to 30 days. If there are issues with your proposal or the HOA needs more information, your application could take 60-90 days to get approved.
- Make sure your utilities have been located on your property prior to the start of your project. Most landscape companies do this for you, but you may want to follow up just in case.
- Have your financing in place prior to signing a contract. Most landscape companies require a deposit to secure your spot on the schedule. If you chose to get a loan, banks and other lending companies need at least 60 days of processing time.