Well, it’s official – it is now March and we are now in Spring,,the season when flowers bloom and trees begin to grow and reproduce. The days grow longer, the nights draw out and the temperature starts to rise.
Spring was actually called Lent in Old English. However, in the 14th century, it was changed to ‘springing time’, a reference to plants ‘springing’ from the ground. In the 15th century this got shortened to ‘spring-time,’ and then further shortened in the 16th century to just ‘spring.’
Spring is one of the most invigorating seasons of the year. It’s the time when everything in nature is changing and promising new life and new hope. After the long, dark, winter months, spring is literally a breath of fresh air. And as the days get longer, the dark nights get shorter, and it starts to feel warmer.
Here at SMART Garden Offices, we have to say that spring is our favourite month. After the cold and gloomy winter, the spring sunshine makes us all smile. We turn our attention to spending more time outside, enjoying nature and watching our gardens coming back to life.
The spring warmth and fresh air invigorates us, so much so that we launch ourselves into the age-old tradition of spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning originated from the days when homes were heated by fireplaces, and efforts were made to prevent the heat from escaping. The coming of spring and the warmer weather was an opportunity to air the house and clean it of soot and all the dirt accumulated over the winter months.
In the UK, the practice largely evolved as a means of refreshing rooms after a long, stuffy winter. However, a survey last year revealed that 85% of Brits think the tradition could soon be a thing of the past as the way we carry out our spring cleaning has changed dramatically compared to how it was done back in the 1940s.
Not only is spring a great time to install a modern garden room, it is also a great time to carry out some basic housekeeping if you already have one installed.
SMART’s modern garden rooms are manufactured from high-quality materials designed for minimal maintenance. We do, however, recommend that you carry out regular checks and maintenance on your garden room to assist in its longevity.
- Clear away debris, detritus and any leaves from the interior and exterior of your garden building. This is especially important for any elevations that are constantly in the shade, as damp and dark can induce mould.
- Check gutters for debris, detritus and any leaves to avoid any blockages.
- Check the inside of your building to ensure that there is no water entering.
- Check all painted areas of your building and keep them well coated, especially the base plate, as is the only part of the building that comes into contact with the ground.
- Check the roof to ensure that nothing is lifting or coming away.
- Remove blinds and clean the windows, paying particular attention to the corners which little bugs can inhabit.
All our external wood cladding is specially selected for its hard-wearing properties and they do not need any additional treatment and will weather down naturally.
If you haven’t yet got around to installing a beautiful modern garden room, then take a look at our versatile and stunning ranges. Our 54-page catalogue is packed full of ideas and inspiration, so click here to order one today.