How Long Does It Take a Landscaping Company to Install a Patio?

Installing a patio is a task that varies widely based on several factors. In Winnipeg, where I have been working as a landscaper, the process can differ greatly from one project to another. Here are a few examples of different patio projects and their timelines to give a clearer idea of what to expect.

Small, Simple Patio

  • Size: 12x12 feet
  • Materials: Precast concrete pavers
  • Design: Simple, straightforward layout
  • Timeline:
    • Planning and Design: 1 week
    • Material Delivery: 1 week
    • Site Preparation: 1 day
    • Construction: 1 day
  • Fastest possible time from initial contact to finish: Approximately 2 to 3 weeks

This project involved a basic design with readily available materials. The smaller size and simplicity of the design allowed for a quicker turnaround.

Medium Patio with Custom Features

  • Size: 20x15 feet
  • Materials: Natural stone
  • Design: Includes a fire pit and a small water feature
  • Timeline:
    • Planning and Design: 2 to 4 weeks
    • Material Delivery: 2 weeks
    • Site Preparation: 2 days
    • Construction: 2 to 3 days
  • Fastest possible time from initial contact to finish: Approximately 5 to 8 weeks

For this medium-sized patio, the addition of custom features like a fire pit and water feature added complexity and time. Natural stone, while beautiful, also requires more time for precise placement.

Large, Intricate Patio

  • Size: 30x20 feet
  • Materials: A mix of flagstone and decorative concrete
  • Design: Complex pattern with different levels and built-in seating
  • Timeline:
    • Planning and Design: 3 to 6 weeks
    • Material Delivery: 2 weeks
    • Site Preparation: 3 to 5 days
    • Construction: 1 week
  • Fastest possible time from initial contact to finish: Approximately 6 to 12 weeks

This larger patio with an intricate design and multiple levels was a substantial project. The complexity of the pattern and additional features like built-in seating extended the construction phase significantly.

Depending how busy our schedule is there could be a 2-month delay between the planning phase and the beginning of site prep. For most projects, the time from the beginning of site prep to the final cleanup is from 2 days to 2 weeks.


Each project is unique, but these examples illustrate how the size, complexity, and choice of materials affect the installation time of a patio.

Weather can be an additional variable, of course, so it's important to have a somewhat flexible timeline.

Regardless, our goal is always to allow for a realistic timeline so that we can create a patio that not only meets but exceeds your expectations, rather than rushing through!

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