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Cut and Curve Creations
Your article is spot on. Micro climates within the landscape should also be considered.
   
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Pierce Hill Design, I absolutely agree that the offseason is the time to prepare. If you live where snow and freezing temps are severe you are limited to planning your goals and collecting information. It's a great time to find out where to buy materials or to talk with people who do the work. They are less busy and have more time to answer questions.

If you live where winter doesn't keep you in the house this can be a good time to do the physical labor as well as the planning. Preparing new beds or building a walk, patio or deck is easier done when the weather is mild. Even if you hire someone to do these things, the project is likely to be started quicker because of lower demand for the building trades.

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Webado Webada

We need to wait for all the snow to melt before we can even walk around the house.

We have to do something about our rather small but terribly neglected and overgrown yard (front, back and sides). We lost the battle years ago. It's a weed infested jungle of trees and shrubs which were once planted with purpose.

Next week we're having a landscaper come to assess and estimate what needs to be done, or what can be done.

   
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