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Today Is The First Day Of Spring

The first day of Spring is today March 20th (according to the astronomical definition). It is also called the spring quinox. Spring is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition period between winter and summer. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth.

The specific definition of the exact timing of "spring" varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. At the spring equinox or the first day of spring, days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.

In spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt toward the Sun and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to "spring forth," giving the season its name. Frosts become less severe but can continue into May.

Unstable weather may more often occur during spring, when warm air begins on occasions to invade from lower latitudes, while cold air is still pushing on occasions from the Polar regions. Flooding is also very common in Spring.

So now is the time to start to have a look around the garden and decide what work needs doing after the winter and start to make plans for when the weather gets that bit warmer. Maybe your paving just needs a good clean or maybe you want to do a larger project then come along to Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire where we have whatever materials you need. 

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