The time has finally arrived for landscapers to take a deep breath and hit the ground running.
The first day of spring is upon us, which means beautiful flowers, never-ending pollen and the humming of lawn mowers everywhere.
Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts, especially when it comes to your business.
To help kick the season off right, here are a few fun facts about spring from A Holiday Haven:
- If you stand at the equator on the first day of spring, you will see the sun pass directly over head. This is only true two times a year; the first day of spring and the first day of Autumn.
- Often, the first bloom to be seen is a dandelion. Dandelions first came from Asia, and now calls the entire world home.
- Baby birds learn to sing. Baby birds are born with the ability to sing, but they must learn the specific songs of their species. They are thought to acquire these songs between 10 to 60 days of age and begin to sing them the next spring when they have matured at about 300 days old.
- Spring fever is real. Commonly occurring when a sudden warm spell follows a long cold period. When the temperature rises, there’s a dilation or expansion of the blood vessels so that blood can be carried to the body surface where heat can be lost quickly. Some people experience an energetic feeling to this reaction.
- Birds fly back northward to settle and have their families. Approximately 1,800 of the world’s 10,000 bird species are long-distance migrants.
- An area along the California and Oregon border between the Harbor-Brookings bench of Oregon and the Smith River area of California is often called the “Easter Lily Capital of the World” as it produces 95 percent of all bulbs grown in the world for the potted Easter lily market, which is more than 11 million bulbs each year.