What is the best time of year to build a garden?

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, it’s been a busy year with my own project.  I thought seeing as though the nights are drawing to a close and winter is on the horizon I’d answer a question that I get asked a lot at this time of year.


When is the best time to install a garden and can you do it through winter?


Well in short the best time is whenever it isn’t raining and when it’s not too hot or too cold.  That could be any time living in our climate.  When I used to build gardens sometimes August would be our worst month due to the sheer volume of rain and December a great month if it was dry.  You never know.  


Sure there are things you can’t do in the freezing cold like rendering or using some cement products but that doesn’t tend to hold many projects up for long.  Winter in my opinion is a great time to build a garden as it’s ready for the spring.


Right now most companies that I work with and highly recommend are booked up for anything from 3 - 12 months so whatever you do, planning ahead is key.  If you wan’t your garden ready for next summer then now is the time to act as designers are often busy and designs can take a long time to complete, as well as the quotation process and finding the right landscaper for you.


If you’re interested in having a design and you want your garden ready for the summer then get in touch as soon as you can so we can get you booked in and get that topiary ball rolling.

This is a mockup. Publish to view how it will appear live.

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Robert Hughes Garden Design is an award winning, innovative and creative landscape design practice based in Knutsford, Cheshire.  


I offer a professional garden design service to domestic and commercial clients in Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool and all around the North West of England and beyond.

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