Making the decision to transform your garden, driveway or outdoor space can be exciting especially once you start coming up with ideas, plans and expectations. The first step of researching landscapers and gathering quotes is extremely important to make sure you are getting a great service at a good price however, it is also key to understand a business’s available start date. 
Most reputable companies should have a start time of over 1 month to ensure they can provide a comprehensive, well thought out design and installation however, this time will be effected by a multitude of factors. 
The first is the size of the project and the time it will need for completion. Projects which can be finished in a few days will always have shorter start times to those which will take over a week. This is due to gathering supplies as well as ensuring the necessary number of workers are available to tackle the larger landscaping tasks. 
The time of the year is also a big factor in providing a start date for a customer. The landscaping industry will always be effected by peaks during particular seasons of the year with new year resolutions creating an abundance of enquires in addition to the warmer months when customers realise their outdoor space isn’t up to scratch. January through to Spring is the busiest time in bookings for landscapers resulting in slightly longer waiting times for full garden transformations. 
 
So why should you wait? Similar to other industries, such as hospitality and beauty, those who provide a great service will always be nearly fully booked. We are extremely proud of our word of mouth clients and great reviews driving our business forward, yet we can sympathise with the temptation of having your brand new garden quoted and completed within 2 weeks. However, there are countless stories of homeowners being rushed into working with a company and finding their garden bogged, pavement cracked and fence falling down only weeks later, paying nearly double to have the problems fixed. Not only does a longer waiting time mean you are confirming you are paying for a reputable company but also ensures you will get a high quality outdoor space which will last for years to come. 
 
When meeting with landscaping companies ensure you understand their start times, and if a date seems to soon, you can always ask for their next available slot for reassurance. 
 
Innovision Landscapes currently has a waiting time of 12 weeks for large garden tasks. Please view our portfolio page for examples of our work or take a look at our checkatrade page for our recent reviews. 
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