The first day of spring is here. What are your spring time traditions?
At 12:57 this afternoon spring will officially be underway. For a number of our homeowners this will be their first spring season in their new homes in Tampa Bay. Whether it’s your first spring in your home or another of many, most of us have a list of things to do around the house this time of year. It’s not that we have been snowed in or anything, but it seems like there are certain things that we put off until spring. Perhaps there are a few items we’d like to get done before it gets too hot where we live in the Tampa Bay area.
In honor of the first day of spring I thought it would be fun to post some ideas and to see what home improvement tasks you would like to complete this season.
1. Plant Flowers
Many of our flowers are annuals. They bloom and look beautiful for a good portion of the year due to constant sunshine and a good amount of rain. The gladiolus pictured here are a gorgeous option if you’re thinking about what to plant. The bulbs are relatively inexpensive and if you stagger the planting, you’ll have beautiful blooms to enjoy for a long time. Check out the Florida Gardening Forum for tips on growing healthy glads as well as many other gardening ideas.
Spring cleaning is an age-old motivation for many to declutter and get organized. Have a garage sale or, better yet, organize a community yard sale with several neighbors for more exposure. You can advertise your garage sale on sites like gsalr.com instead of just relying on a handmade sign at the corner of your street.
3. Improve Your Outdoor Living Area
We are blessed to live in a climate that allows us to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. Spruce up your landscaping with new mulch. Plant some fruit trees that can provide shade after several years as well as some healthy snacks. Perhaps it’s time to put down brick pavers in your backyard or have a pool installed. We encourage you to visit our Discovery Center/Model Home at 5701 S. MacDill Avenue in Tampa for some great inspiration. Watch a 2-minute video tour here.
If you are in the market for a new home this time of year, you need to visit the Discovery Center right away. We have some special incentives going on right now to help you spring forward into your new home. Stop by our model home Monday-Saturday between 10 and 6 or on Sunday between noon and 6. Our new home specialists are awesome about listening to your needs and then assisting you every step of the way into your new domain. Give us a call – (813) 413-4154 – to set an appointment. Appointments are not necessary, but that will ensure we can give you our undivided attention.
So what’s on your springtime agenda? Any traditions or rituals you want to share? Post in the comments below. We would love to see your springtime improvements. If you want to share a picture of your flowers, garden, or new backyard, share them with us on Facebook. We hope you enjoy your first day of spring and come visit us soon.
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