Great Hardscaping Projects for This Fall
In the last few weeks, it’s become very obvious that winter weather will be returning to West Michigan in the not-too-distant future. While we still do have a handful of very nice days ahead, the nights are definitely getting colder, and colors on the trees are definitely starting to change—if not fall.
So, that means it’s too late to get started on that hardscaping project, right? I mean, why do it now when snow will be on the ground in only a couple of months?
The Best Time For Your Hardscaping Project Is Now
Fall is a great time to knock out some of those hardscaping projects you’ve been thinking about.
Remember that these are upgrades that will continue to provide you joy and happiness for many years. There’s no reason not to get started now, enjoy them for what remains of the season, and then have them already in place for spring (or even some unseasonably warm days in late winter)!
Plus, getting your hardscaping project done now means that the structure can “settle in” over the winter. When you get ready to do your spring planting or landscaping work, you won’t have to guess what your finished hardscaping project will look like or wait for it to be installed first. You can just get to work with everything already in place!
And of course, fall is a less hectic time for most of us. So it can be much less of a hassle or inconvenience to get the work done now, instead of next spring when you’ll be desperate to spend as much time outdoors socializing as possible.
Here are a few of our most popular autumn projects:
Outdoor Fire Pit
A fire pit really is the ultimate outdoor amenity for a Michigan fall, and a permanent outdoor pit built by Bosch’s hardscaping team is a safe, attractive, and long-lasting alternative to cheap portable units.
No need to bring the party back indoors after the sun goes down! Just grab a jacket, light the fire, grab some hot dogs and marshmallows, and enjoy the warmth, glow, and soothing sounds.
Plus, with social distancing still likely to be part of our lives for a while yet, an outdoor fire pit can be even more of a blessing than usual this season. If you’re looking for someplace to congregate outside on a crisp winter day, it’s hard to beat an outdoor fire pit.
New or Upgraded Patios and Walkways
Again, you might wonder why you’d even bother with a new patio now, with winter so near on the horizon.
Aside from what we’ve already talked about above, getting the work done in fall can actually give you some winter protection and make your outdoor space more functional and usable in any season.
When we install any patio or walkway, we’ll consider issues such as drainage, weather protection, and other factors. We want to make sure your new project not only looks good, but can stand up to the harsh winter elements.
Plus, having a few outdoor walkways or a patio surface can make your yard much easier to navigate during especially snowy or rainy weather. Instead of stepping through 9 inches of snow, you just need to shovel for a couple of minutes. And in slush, sleet, or heavy rain, it’ll give you a place to put your feet without getting your shoes covered in mud.
Repair and Enhance Your Driveway
Nothing is worse than a cracked or uneven driveway during the snowy months. The worse the shape your driveway is in, the harder it will be to shovel or use the snowblower. And if your driveway is uneven, you can expect melted snow and ice to pool everywhere if the midday high cracks the upper 30s—and immediately freeze again overnight if you don’t deal with it.
Getting the work done now can make your attempts to control the snow and ice this winter much less frustrating. Plus, we can use a decorative stamping or overlay to add visual interest to your concrete driveway or other surfaces to give them a unique look, or replicate the appearance of other kinds of materials.
It’s Never Too Late to Call Bosch’s
If you’ve got a hardscaping or landscaping project you’ve been thinking about for a while but continue to put off, the best time to call is always right now.
The sooner you call, the more likely we can get you on our schedule for this season. And even if the work has to move to next spring, it’s always ideal to get the ball rolling as soon as possible—that way, you’ll have more time to consider what you want, plan your perfect project, and make sure it gets done as soon as possible!
If you’ve got big dreams for the outdoor spaces at your home or business, we’d love to hear from you! Just dial (616) 399-6861 or contact us online to request your free estimate today.