March Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips for March

  1. March is a great month to plant shade, fruit and nut trees, also grapes and berries
  2. Most shrubs, perennials and herbs can be planted now
  3. Prepare flower and vegetable beds with Back To Earth Soil Conditioner
  4. There is still time in early March to plant cool-season vegetable crops such as potatoes, onion, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, kohlrabi, lettuce, onion, peas, potato, radish, rhubarb, spinach, swiss chard and turnip. Plants and seeds are available now
  5. Plant cool-season annual flowers, such as lobularia, snapdragons and petunias
  6. Remove excessive thatch from Bermuda grass lawns. This should be done before applying a pre-emergent weed control
  7. If not done in February, apply EC Grow Fertilizer with Surflan Weed Preventer for spring weed control in Bermuda or fescue lawns this fall. It prevents weeds by killing seeds, so do not apply if you are seeding any grass this spring
  8. March is the best spring month to seed new areas or overseed existing areas of shady lawn grasses. Seed with TLC Premium Sun & Shade Mixture, Crossfire 4 Tall Fescue Seed, or Rembrandt Tall Fescue and apply Fertilome New Lawn Starter Fertilizer.
  9. Fertilize existing shady lawn grasses with TLC Premium Lawn Food
  10. Spray visible broadleaf weeds with Gordon’s Speed Zone
  11. Treat for lawn grubs with Bio Advanced Season Long Grub Control
  12. Apply Bio Advanced Tree & Shrub – Protect & Feed for insect control and fertilizer
  13. Purchase caladium bulbs but wait to plant until May
  14. Prune roses just before growth starts and begin a regular disease spray program as the foliage appears. Use Bio Advanced 3-in-1 Rose & Flower Care
  15. Cut back foliage on ornamental grasses and liriope (monkey grass)
  16. Prune shrubs as needed before new growth appears, but wait to prune spring flowering shrubs until after they bloom
  17. Divide and replant summer and fall blooming perennials (mums and asters)
  18. Proper watering of newly planted trees and shrubs often means the difference between success and replacement
  19. Keep a close eye on all plants and bring samples of insects or damage to TLC Garden Centers for diagnosis

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