After what has been a particularly cold and stormy winter, we are finally closing in on Spring. With the Daylight Savings Time change in our rear view mirror, temperatures are bound to rise and with that comes the volume of work that hits us each Spring. Before the barrage, take some time to do a little spring cleaning of your own.
I started last month by emptying out my entire office. The cold, dark and snowy winter was less than inspiring. I figured that some new surroundings would help change my mood. Only when you start on a project like this do you realize how long you have lived with something. Not to say I had any big issues, but 15 years of the same layout, same furniture and same decor were really getting stale. I decided to take a fresh approach and designed an industrial garage inspired office. I’ll be moved back in soon, and I can’t wait. Come and check it out if you want some inspiration.
What I realized during the office renovation process was that mostly everything we do could use a little revitalization every now and then. I’m not suggesting anything radical here, but how many times do you go to look for something only to find a whole bunch of other things you don’t even remember owning! If you haven’t used it for a while, maybe it is time to toss it or recycle it. Just the experience of a new fresh coat of paint in the office, around the counter and on our racks makes the place feel like new. It even smells better and looks brighter. We took this attitude around the shop and will continue into the nursery this Spring.
With this Spring attitude in mind, we were able to place our orders for material based on some new ideas and inspiration. Look for more branded plants as well as an increased number of containerized trees.
We expect these types of products to trend positively this Spring and are prepared to hit the ground running over the next few weeks. Maybe your office or shop could use some Spring Cleaning too.
How about your customers? Are they ready for a new landscape or enhancements to their property. Take advantage of some Spring Fever to get your season off to a strong start.