Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get in the mood for the season by celebrating National Plant a Flower Day! It makes no difference whether you have a yard that is already home to a blooming garden, or you live in an apartment or condo with slightly less space — there’s a ton of great ways to celebrate this flowery holiday. So, grab some gardening gloves, gather up your friends and family and get ready to add some color to your life in preparation for spring!

Here are some ways to celebrate by planting flowers, whether you own a home with a yard or rent a third-floor walk-up:

  • Go to the nursery and get a box of flowers for your window sill. Or your front porch. Or your rooftop. Or your patio. Or literally anywhere your flowers can receive direct sunlight while they brighten up your day.
  • Steal a friend’s backyard! We all have loved ones who simply don’t make the most of their spacious yards. If you’re currently surrounded by concrete while your buddy has a bunch of untapped dirt in his or her backyard, why not strike a deal? Offer to take on purchasing and planting the flowers, ask that they help keep up with the watering, and then, when they bloom, you can both benefit from the ability to enjoy them and arrange them in vases (everyone wins!).
  • Work in a neighborhood or community garden. Many neighborhoods now host community shared gardens. If you don’t currently have space to plant your own flower garden, why not go get some seedlings and head over to a shared garden to start planting and spreading the love?
  • Plant flowers guerrilla-style! You know that bleak, depressing lot you always pass on your way to work? Or the blah patch of dirt near where you walk your dog? There could be lovely, blooming flowers in these sad locations. Make it your business to add some beauty to your community today!

The weather is gorgeous and planting flowers is both fun and therapeutic, so go ahead and get started on your garden today! If you’re looking for a way to open up some free time to work on a new or neglected garden, consider giving Gainesville Mini Maid a call and letting us tackle the housecleaning this spring. We’ll take care of the mess in the house so you can spend some much-needed time beautifying your yard. Call us at (352) 374-4141, or request a free online cleaning quote.

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