Many of us spend our winter mornings dreaming of the days of fresh spring flowers and warm summer nights while we are shovelling our driveways and cleaning ice off our cars this time of year. Hang in there! There will be an end to winter, and it is closer than you think! Below are just a few reasons you should take advantage of the outdoors this spring and summer, once the cold weather has said it’s goodbyes.
We all know that these days it is hard to rip our kids – even our spouses and ourselves – away from the screens of TVs, laptops and cellphones. Creating a backyard oasis offers an alternative to being cooped up indoors binge-watching the latest seasons. Having a nice cozy area where your family can gather and enjoy each others company, perhaps even enjoy meals together on the outdoor patio, could be just the ticket to “unplug” your family.
What better excuse to have your friends and family over than to experience and enjoy your beautiful backyard. A nice deck and lounge area create the perfect atmosphere for a gathering with your loved ones. What’s even better? Since you’re outside, you don’t have to worry about trips and spills with the little ones! Get-togethers without the clean up? Yes, please!
During the cold winter months we often think of all the time we are going to spend outdoors during the warmer months, taking in the fresh air we have missed out on over what seems like a never-ending winter. It’s no secret that fresh air and getting outdoors can have a big affect on your mood and even your health!
If you have a garden in your backyard, make plans to use it this spring! You will need to clean any debris left over from the snow-covered months, and cultivate the soil so that it will be ready for planting season. Start to think about the types of plants and vegetables you would like to plant in advance so that you can begin to plan out the garden and gather supplies for vertical growing plants like tomatoes. If you don’t have a garden yet, why not build one this spring? Juicy summer vegetables are even more delicious when you’ve grown them yourself and picked them fresh from the backyard before dinner.
Do you need help getting your backyard or garden spring-ready? Book your appointment with Hansen Lawn and Gardens today!