Spring is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the outdoors in the Texas Hill Country. The cold weather is in the rearview mirror, it’s not too hot out yet, and the landscape is in bloom. If you’re looking for a cure to your cabin fever, consider making the most of the outdoors this spring by getting some exercise, getting your hands dirty, or just getting your grub on.
Get your hands dirty
Digging around in the dirt and doing a little gardening can be one of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy the spring weather in Texas. Whether you’re growing fruits, vegetables, or flowers, the two most important steps you can take to ensure a flourishing success are location and soil prep.
Depending on what you’re growing, you’re most likely going to want to find a place in your yard that either gets full or partial sun. It’s also a good idea to look for a level spot that has well-draining soil. This will help ensure your crops or flowers don’t get too much water.
Soil preparation is also vitally important. If the ground is hard, you’ll need to break it up with a shovel to help the roots of established plants or new seeds take root. You may also want to add some natural organic compost to give the soil a boost of extra nutrition.
Head to nearby parks
If you’d prefer to break a sweat while enjoying the outdoors this spring, there’s no shortage of fantastic ways to do so around the Dripping Springs area. Reimers Ranch and Pedernales State Park are both popular parks that are ideal for hiking, fishing, rock climbing, camping, and biking. The parks are also prime spots for spotting migratory birds that have come to our part of the state for spring nesting.
Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Founders Memorial Park are two local parks operated by the City of Dripping Springs that offer a range of amenities for outdoor enjoyment including playgrounds, walking trails, and picnic pavilions for getting together with friends and family.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy the spring weather is by eating outside. Several of the parks mentioned above have outdoor grills that are available for park guests to use. Just bring your own bag of charcoal, fire up the grill, and throw on whatever meats or veggies suit your taste buds.
If you’d prefer to have somebody else do the cooking, check out local restaurants Sidecar or Homespun Kitchen & Bar. Both eateries have outdoor patio dining and are popular spots this time of year for enjoying some great food and fresh air.
Spring at home
If you’re a resident of Caliterra, it’s easy to make the most of our amenities during this time of year. The trail system that weaves throughout the community is great for a morning run or evening walk and the Treehouse playground is always a hit with parents who need a spot for their kids to burn off some energy.
Residents can also enjoy some fresh air and Hill Country views without having to leave their homes. Many of the homes in our community offer a covered patio—the perfect spot to start your morning or end your day. Without a doubt, one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors around here is sipping on a cold drink or cup of coffee on your front porch. If you’d like to learn more about finding a home here, contact the Caliterra team today.