Get out the gardening tools and flip-flops, because spring officially begins on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. We decided to plant some flowers in your blog garden with spring reminders and tips.
It sure does feel like spring, with temps hanging around the 80’s and the sun is setting when it should be- around 7:30-8 PM. Now, it’s that time of the year to prepare your house and yard for hot weather. First, close up winter items, such as your fireplace. Next, put your winter clothes away, as in a storage bin. While we’ll still have chilly nights until April, there’s no need for all of your jeans and hoodies anymore. Swapping out your closet twice a year is much easier than cramming everything in there. Next, check your attic. Make sure your vents are still good, and that there are no air leaks. And, if there are any uninvited critters, please remove them in an eco-friendly and humane manner. If you have screens on your windows, make sure those are secure. Brace yourself, bugs are coming.
Planting season is here! If you’re concerned about the bees, try planting purple flowers. They can see purple the best. Also, plant flowers with open petals where bees can easily access the pollen. Bees love lavender, single dahlias, alliums, crab apples, and honeysuckle. Read here for more bee-friendly flowers and herbs. Along with bee food, why not grow some food for yourself? Try growing your own herbs. Rosemary is easy to care for and will last year-round. Parsley, basil, cilantro, mint, and dill are also good to grow and season food with. If you want to try something a little more advanced, cherry tomatoes are fun to grow!
Remember to save energy in the warmer months by setting the A/C to a higher temp when you’re out. Check out our blog here for warm-weather energy-saving tips!
Welcome back, Spring!
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Jada was born in San Marcos and raised in Texas. She spent a chunk of her childhood in a tiny town of 130 people before moving to San Antonio in junior high, where she lives today. An avid bookworm, she loves mystery and horror genres. She attended Texas State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in English. She now is building a writing and editing career. Jada deeply cares about the environment and proves it by avidly recycling, reducing energy consumption, and avoiding single-use products.