It takes time to plan
When it comes to planning for summer, it takes time to plan your space, order supplies, wait for those supplies to come in … you get the idea. All the more reason to begin laying the groundwork as soon as possible. Plus, if you realize something won’t work (like that two feet of extra space on your three-season porch should really be five feet), there’s still time to correct it before spring rolls around!
As soon as the sun really starts to shine, swarms of homeowners will come out of the woodwork to fix up their outdoor space. Your local contractor, home goods store, and landscape designers will be swamped with requests. Beat the mad rush and get your requests in early. That way, you’ll avoid long lines, stress, and frustration.
Nothing’s as heartbreaking as having half a season go by while you gaze longingly at a backyard or screened porch that is torn up and littered with building supplies — especially when you wish the building phase was complete. Get ready now, so you can enjoy your outdoor space on the very first bright afternoon.