How Long Will My Landscape Project Take?

by Ben Bowen

Good question, I wish I knew….

How Long Does A Landscape Installation Take?

This project took 4-5 months.

This project took 4-5 months.

There is a short answer, and a long answer- and both answers are true. The short answer is that your project will take as long as it takes. Of course you(and us) want the project to finish in a timely manner, but more important is that it be finished right. If a project is taking longer than expected it means it was harder than expected, but no shortcuts are being taken.

The long answer is that many factors go into determining how long a project will take:

  • The overall size of the project, obviously.

  • Size of the property. It takes time just to walk around a large site. Over days and weeks that time adds up to extra days on site.

  • Number of distinct elements. A project that consists of just 2-3 large items will go more quickly than one made up of 5-6 small items.

  • Level of detail required. A small Japanese garden will take longer than a large rustic one.

  • Difficulty of the site. Slopes, restricted access for equipment, lots of mature landscape to protect, etc prolong the project.

  • Weather. We are much slower in the mud and rain!

  • Employee variables. Sickness and vacations occasionally take key people away from the project, slowing it down.

  • Site unforeseen occurrences. We find a concrete patio under your paver one, and an oil tank under the concrete one, and your foundation has cracks that are now exposed for the first time. These sorts of things don’t happen often, but they do happen.

So, how does all of this impact your project?

It means that custom landscaping is unpredictable. We don’t take projects with hard deadlines and never impose them on our crews. Things will come up, we will deal with them, and whenever the project finishes you will love it.

Questions about how long a project should take? Leave them in the comments below:

There is a short answer, and a long answer- and both answers are true. The short answer is that your project will take as long as it takes. Of course you(and us) want the project to finish in a timely manner, but more important is that it be finished right. If a project is taking longer than expected it means it was harder than expected, but no shortcuts are being taken,

The long answer is that many factors go into determining how long a project will take:

  • The overall size of the project, obviously.

  • Size of the property. It takes time just to walk around a large site. Over days and weeks that time adds up to extra days on site.

  • Number of distinct elements. A project that consists of just 2-3 large items will go more quickly than one made up of 5-6 small items.

  • Level of detail required. A small Japanese garden will take longer than a large rustic one.

  • Difficulty of the site. Slopes, restricted access for equipment, lots of mature landscape to protect, etc prolong the project.

  • Weather. We are much slower in the mud and rain!

  • Employee variables. Sickness and vacations occasionally take key people away from the project, slowing it down.

  • Site unforeseen occurrences. We find a concrete patio under your paver one, and an oil tank under the concrete one, and your foundation has cracks that are now exposed for the first time. These sorts of things don’t happen often, but they do happen.

So, how does all of this impact your project?

It means that custom landscaping is unpredictable. We don’t take projects with hard deadlines and never impose them on our crews. Things will come up, we will deal with them, and whenever the project finishes you will love it.

Questions about how long a project should take? Leave them in the comments below:

There is a short answer, and a long answer- and both answers are true. The short answer is that your project will take as long as it takes. Of course you(and us) want the project to finish in a timely manner, but more important is that it be finished right. If a project is taking longer than expected it means it was harder than expected, but no shortcuts are being taken,

The long answer is that many factors go into determining how long a project will take:

  • The overall size of the project, obviously.

  • Size of the property. It takes time just to walk around a large site. Over days and weeks that time adds up to extra days on site.

  • Number of distinct elements. A project that consists of just 2-3 large items will go more quickly than one made up of 5-6 small items.

  • Level of detail required. A small Japanese garden will take longer than a large rustic one.

  • Difficulty of the site. Slopes, restricted access for equipment, lots of mature landscape to protect, etc prolong the project.

  • Weather. We are much slower in the mud and rain!

  • Employee variables. Sickness and vacations occasionally take key people away from the project, slowing it down.

  • Site unforeseen occurrences. We find a concrete patio under your paver one, and an oil tank under the concrete one, and your foundation has cracks that are now exposed for the first time. These sorts of things don’t happen often, but they do happen.

So, how does all of this impact your project?

It means that custom landscaping is unpredictable. We don’t take projects with hard deadlines and never impose them on our crews. Things will come up, we will deal with them, and whenever the project finishes you will love it.

Questions about how long a project should take? Leave them in the comments below:

There is a short answer, and a long answer- and both answers are true. The short answer is that your project will take as long as it takes. Of course you(and us) want the project to finish in a timely manner, but more important is that it be finished right. If a project is taking longer than expected it means it was harder than expected, but no shortcuts are being taken,

The long answer is that many factors go into determining how long a project will take:

  • The overall size of the project, obviously.

  • Size of the property. It takes time just to walk around a large site. Over days and weeks that time adds up to extra days on site.

  • Number of distinct elements. A project that consists of just 2-3 large items will go more quickly than one made up of 5-6 small items.

  • Level of detail required. A small Japanese garden will take longer than a large rustic one.

  • Difficulty of the site. Slopes, restricted access for equipment, lots of mature landscape to protect, etc prolong the project.

  • Weather. We are much slower in the mud and rain!

  • Employee variables. Sickness and vacations occasionally take key people away from the project, slowing it down.

  • Site unforeseen occurrences. We find a concrete patio under your paver one, and an oil tank under the concrete one, and your foundation has cracks that are now exposed for the first time. These sorts of things don’t happen often, but they do happen.

So, how does all of this impact your project?

It means that custom landscaping is unpredictable. We don’t take projects with hard deadlines and never impose them on our crews. Things will come up, we will deal with them, and whenever the project finishes you will love it.

Questions about how long a project should take? Leave them in the comments below:

There is a short answer, and a long answer- and both answers are true. The short answer is that your project will take as long as it takes. Of course you(and us) want the project to finish in a timely manner, but more important is that it be finished right. If a project is taking longer than expected it means it was harder than expected, but no shortcuts are being taken,

The long answer is that many factors go into determining how long a project will take:

  • The overall size of the project, obviously.

  • Size of the property. It takes time just to walk around a large site. Over days and weeks that time adds up to extra days on site.

  • Number of distinct elements. A project that consists of just 2-3 large items will go more quickly than one made up of 5-6 small items.

  • Level of detail required. A small Japanese garden will take longer than a large rustic one.

  • Difficulty of the site. Slopes, restricted access for equipment, lots of mature landscape to protect, etc prolong the project.

  • Weather. We are much slower in the mud and rain!

  • Employee variables. Sickness and vacations occasionally take key people away from the project, slowing it down.

  • Site unforeseen occurrences. We find a concrete patio under your paver one, and an oil tank under the concrete one, and your foundation has cracks that are now exposed for the first time. These sorts of things don’t happen often, but they do happen.

So, how does all of this impact your project?

It means that custom landscaping is unpredictable. We don’t take projects with hard deadlines and never impose them on our crews. Things will come up, we will deal with them, and whenever the project finishes you will love it.

Questions about how long a project should take? Leave them in the comments below:

There is a short answer, and a long answer- and both answers are true. The short answer is that your project will take as long as it takes. Of course you(and us) want the project to finish in a timely manner, but more important is that it be finished right. If a project is taking longer than expected it means it was harder than expected, but no shortcuts are being taken,

The long answer is that many factors go into determining how long a project will take:

  • The overall size of the project, obviously.

  • Size of the property. It takes time just to walk around a large site. Over days and weeks that time adds up to extra days on site.

  • Number of distinct elements. A project that consists of just 2-3 large items will go more quickly than one made up of 5-6 small items.

  • Level of detail required. A small Japanese garden will take longer than a large rustic one.

  • Difficulty of the site. Slopes, restricted access for equipment, lots of mature landscape to protect, etc prolong the project.

  • Weather. We are much slower in the mud and rain!

  • Employee variables. Sickness and vacations occasionally take key people away from the project, slowing it down.

  • Site unforeseen occurrences. We find a concrete patio under your paver one, and an oil tank under the concrete one, and your foundation has cracks that are now exposed for the first time. These sorts of things don’t happen often, but they do happen.

So, how does all of this impact your project?

It means that custom landscaping is unpredictable. We don’t take projects with hard deadlines and never impose them on our crews. Things will come up, we will deal with them, and whenever the project finishes you will love it.

Questions about how long a project should take? Leave them in the comments below:

There is a short answer, and a long answer- and both answers are true. The short answer is that your project will take as long as it takes. Of course you(and us) want the project to finish in a timely manner, but more important is that it be finished right. If a project is taking longer than expected it means it was harder than expected, but no shortcuts are being taken,

The long answer is that many factors go into determining how long a project will take:

  • The overall size of the project, obviously.

  • Size of the property. It takes time just to walk around a large site. Over days and weeks that time adds up to extra days on site.

  • Number of distinct elements. A project that consists of just 2-3 large items will go more quickly than one made up of 5-6 small items.

  • Level of detail required. A small Japanese garden will take longer than a large rustic one.

  • Difficulty of the site. Slopes, restricted access for equipment, lots of mature landscape to protect, etc prolong the project.

  • Weather. We are much slower in the mud and rain!

  • Employee variables. Sickness and vacations occasionally take key people away from the project, slowing it down.

  • Site unforeseen occurrences. We find a concrete patio under your paver one, and an oil tank under the concrete one, and your foundation has cracks that are now exposed for the first time. These sorts of things don’t happen often, but they do happen.

So, how does all of this impact your project?

It means that custom landscaping is unpredictable. We don’t take projects with hard deadlines and never impose them on our crews. Things will come up, we will deal with them, and whenever the project finishes you will love it.

Questions about how long a project should take? Leave them in the comments below: