​By Steve Pulliam

As we continue to maneuver our way through the oscillating variables of a South Carolina winter, we will at length (if we haven’t already) be overtaken by Spring fever and the yearning to put our hands (or someone else's) to work repairing that fence, sprucing up the landscape, remodeling the kitchen or whatever is tugging at our creative strings. The slower pace of winter brings with it the perfect opportunity to begin planning for those special projects. Here are a few things to consider…

  1. With Pencil and paper in hand, begin to think through and sketch out your ideas about what you specifically want to accomplish.
  2. Do your research now. Take time to dig a little deeper by looking at magazine and internet articles. Talk with people you know who have done similar work to share their ideas about what they have learned in the process. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, consider hiring a consultant to help get you started. A fee of $100-200 for a few hours of expert advise might save you a lot of money, time, and heartache in the long run!
  3. If you are considering hiring a contractor, wintertime is typically the best time to meet while things are slower to discuss a feasibility plan as well as scheduling the work. If you wait until spring to call a contractor, you will likely have to wait a while to meet because of the increased demand.
  4. If permits are needed, winter is also a great time to secure them while things are slow.
  5. Take time to prepare a budget for the work. Consider taking advantage of price reductions and 'closeouts' on materials and products in the winter to avoid overpaying in the spring when prices rise.

For more tips and things to consider regarding your landscape, please feel free to contact HomeScape Carolina at 803-445-9105 or [email protected].

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