4 Simple Ways To Prepare For Spring In Houston
While outsiders often think of Houston as a perpetually hot and sunny city, few realize just how dark and rainy it can get here in the Space City. Even when it’s 73 degrees in the dead of winter, that doesn’t mean we’re treated to blue skies and sunshine. More often than not, Houston is plagued with darkness, rain, and even thunder and lightning.
That’s why so many of us are excited by the prospect of spring. It’s finally here!…well, almost. The spring equinox is on Wednesday, March 20th, which means we have very little time to prepare for the change in season. Here’s how you can better prepare for spring to ensure that you have the perfect start to the new season:
It may sound cliché, but one of the best things you can do to prepare for spring is clean your house. There’s something refreshing about spring cleaning; it feels like hitting the reset button on your home. This is the perfect time to take a stab at all the cleaning you’ve been putting off: cleaning the gutters, organizing the garage, cleaning out the refrigerator, sorting through the attic, etc. By taking on these tasks now, you’ll literally head into the new season with a clean slate.
Prep Your Garden
With spring just around the corner, it’s important to make sure your garden is ready for the change in weather. This means pulling out pesky weeds, turning the soil if you have a vegetable garden, pruning your trees and shrubs, and checking your gardening tools to make sure they’re still in good condition.
Plan A Vacation
Soon the sun will be out all the time, and with the days getting longer, you’ll start yearning for summer vacation. That’s why the tail end of winter and start of spring are such popular times for booking a big summer trip. We’re finally getting a taste of what summer will look like, so it’s important to get your trip booked before other soon-to-be vacationers get there first! Booking a vacation right before spring also gives you something major to look forward to while you continue to deal with rain showers and unpredictable spring weather.
Connect With Nature
Spring is a time for lush vegetation and gorgeous flowers. It’s also one of the few times in Houston when the weather is nice and sunny, but not overbearingly hot and humid. This is the perfect time to plant a garden, get into an outdoor exercise routine, or start hiking around popular parks and trails such as the Houston Arboretum, the Buffalo Bayou trail, and Brazos Bend State Park. There are plenty of places to be and things to see in Houston, so enjoy it while the weather is still gorgeous!