Why summer can be a great time to landscape

The Gold Coast is a beautiful place to live and own a home; however, our hot summers make most people nervous about doing any landscaping work during the summer months. The traditional months for landscaping or getting active in the garden are spring and autumn as the days are cooler and it is thought that plants grow better in the colder months. At Kings Landscaping, we are experts in Gold Coast weather, and we know that summer can be a great time to do your landscaping. Here are a few reasons why you should not let the temperature scare you off landscaping over the summer.

Maximise the rainy season

In Queensland water can be expensive and for gardens to grow, they need plenty of it. Whilst spring is often considered a great time to plant because of the milder temperatures, it is the driest time of the year for Gold Coast gardens. When you plant your garden, or lay your turf in summer, you can take advantage of the rain and make significant savings on your water bill.

Leverage the subtropics

We can often forget that the Gold Coast is part of the subtropics. Subtropical gardens thrive in the heat, and most of their growth occurs in the summer months. Don’t be afraid of doing your planting in the summer, especially if you are focussing on natives or subtropical plants. These plants often do better in the heat and with adequate water, will establish quicker than they would at any other time of year because you are leveraging their growth cycle.

Christmas & New Year Shutdowns

The Gold Coast is a place of rapid growth, and there are currently many large projects underway. Almost all of these projects close down for two to three weeks over the summer, meaning that there is availability for locals to be first in line to get their projects done whilst the commercial projects quieten down. Concreters, builders and of course landscapers are all still available for domestic projects and can be quicker and easier to book in over the summer. On the other side of the coin, you may have time off work over summer; what a great opportunity to get stuck into a landscaping project.

Summer is for enjoying your landscaping

Summer is the season that we spend most of our time outside and in our backyards – you should be enjoying it. Don’t put off a new landscaping project when you could be enjoying using it. Finishing the landscaping around the pool, finalising the outdoor entertainment zone, putting in some mature trees to add texture and heat relief to your garden; get it done this summer and then spend your time enjoying it.

Summer is a time for family and getting outdoors, and it is a great time to start a landscaping project of your own. On the Gold Coast our beautiful weather is as much of an advantage to our landscaping as it is to our lifestyles; get in and make your backyard precisely the way you want it this summer.

Whether your landscaping project is big or small, the team at Kings Landscaping is here to help. Our range of mature trees are perfect for planting over summer to get the maximum impact and enjoyment from your new tree as possible. The tree experts at King’s are also able to help advise you on how to look after your new tree over the summer so that it thrives. Get in touch to see how the team at King’s can help you with your landscaping project today.