It's been a long, nasty winter, but don't worry - it's almost over! Tomorrow (the 20th of March) is the vernal equinox, otherwise known as the first day of spring, which means that things are going to be considerably brighter from now on. We can finally start looking forward to longer, warmer days, and thinking about what we're going to do with them.
If you haven't already decided how you're going to spend your springtime, we at TimberTech have a few suggestions:
- Invite your friends over for a barbecue. BBQ season starts whenever the sun is out - if you find yourself with an unexpectedly sunny Saturday afternoon on your hands, you simply need to call your friends, pop to the shops, and fire up the barbecue. Eating outdoors is always a great idea, weather permitting; you can even use the oven in the kitchen if you feel like cheating!
- Work on your green thumb! It's never to late to become an amateur botanist and start planting flowers. The odd bloom here and there can brighten up even the smallest and plainest of gardens, and it's a very rewarding process - nurturing your plants from mere seedlings and watching them grow into beautiful, blooming beauties.
- Go for a walk. Your local parks will be lovely enough at this time of year, but if you want something a little more engaging, why not check out the National Trust website and see which of their sites are near you? You might discover a real treasure, right on your doorstep!
- Renovate the garden. If you want to get the most from your own outdoor space this year, now is the time to start your preparations. You may just need to mow the lawn or tidy up the patio a little bit, but you could go further - make use of our composite decking range, add a stunning decked area to your garden, and take the whole space to another level entirely! It's a sure-fire way to enjoy Spring/Summer 2014 to the full.