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Are you yearning for warmer weather, chirping birds, and flowers in bloom? The official start of spring is March 20th, although it takes time for nature to catch up with the new season.

As we anticipate the arrival of spring here in Kansas City, now is a great time to turn to your garden window to get ready for the season of new beginnings. Here are the best ways to prep your garden window for spring:

Step 1: Get Cleaning

If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned your garden window, there’s no better time to start than now. Take some time to clean the glass with a water and vinegar solution, which is perfect for removing dirt, grime, and letting in some much needed sunshine. You can also consider cleaning your garden window’s glass with a squeegee or sponge.

Once the glass is clean and clear, you might need some extra help getting the grime out from corners. Take a small amount of baking soda and sprinkle it into corners where dirt is building up. You can scrub this out with a toothbrush or even a butter knife that’s covered with a rag.

Step 2: Clean the Screens

Once you’ve cleaned the glass of your garden window, your job isn’t done yet. Garden windows are great for letting in the fresh air, and you can clean your screens quickly to prolong their lifespan and performance.

Remove the screens and use a soapy solution and sponge to get the dirt out. Be sure to rinse the screens thoroughly before putting them back into place—using a garden hose in the instance may work best.

Step 3: Detecting Moisture Between the Panes

The next step is to inspect the garden window for issues such as moisture between the panes. If you find moisture locked inside of the glass, this is an indication that your garden window is experiencing seal failure. Not only will this obstruct your views of the outdoors, but it will also greatly hinder the performance of the window.

If you run into this issue, one remedy is to contact the manufacturer regarding your window warranty. If your warranty has run out, you’re further ahead to replace the window entirely.

Step 4: Plant Your Own Indoor Garden

The ground might still be frozen here in Kansas City, but you don’t need to put your green thumb on hold. Consider planting your own indoor garden and storing it right inside of your window. Herb gardens work great in garden windows, as do small planted flowers and succulents. Be sure to read up on how much sunlight that your plants need to avoid over exposure.

Don’t have a garden window? Contact Universal Windows Direct to learn how you can get one for your home along with your no-obligation cost quote.

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