Happy March, friends! We know you are as excited as we are to get out in the yard again and watch things spring back to life. Although we have been experiencing some cold temperatures, and probably haven’t seen the last of winter, warmer days are definitely on the way and there is a lot that you can do in the lawn and garden this month. So, let’s get right to it–
You get hungry. So do your plants! Feed them. Fertilize the following:
- Shade trees
- The soil in your garden (before you plant)
- Asparagus beds (if you have them)
This is our favorite “chore”. There is a lot that can be planted this month:
- Trees! See our tree planting tips here.
- Small fruit plants, grapevines and fruit trees.
- Shrubs and ground covers.
- Rose bushes
- Beets, carrots, kohlrabi, lettuce, Swiss chard, turnips, potatoes
- Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower (mid-month)
March is a great time of year to transplant or divide plants. Some you should consider:
- Small trees and shrubs
- Perennials like daylilies, daisies, and coreopsis
There are a few things that can be pruned this month:
- Fruit trees
- Shrubs like abelia and nandina
- Overgrown shrubs can be severely pruned (but not needled evergreens)
You lawns should be starting to show signs of revival. They will be ready for the following:
- Fertilize cool season lawns.
- Start mowing tall fescue once lawns have dried out.
Get out there and get warmed up this month! April is coming and you know how busy we’ll all be with all things green then!