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March Gardening Tips

Monthly 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. Dr. Earth organic fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides are now available at both TLC locations.
  7. Dr. Earth is considered by many to be the most innovative organic gardening company in the nation.
  8. Remove excessive thatch from Bermuda grass lawns. This should be done before applying a pre-emergent weed control.
  9. If not done in February, apply EC Grow Weed Preventer plus Fertilizer for spring weed control in Bermuda lawns. Do not apply EC Grow if you are seeding any grass this spring.
  10. March is the best spring month to seed new areas or overseed existing areas of shady lawn grasses. Seed with Crossfire 3 Tall Fescue SeedRembrandt Tall Fescue, or Heartland Supreme Lawn Mixture and apply Fertilome™ New Lawn Starter Fertilizer.
  11. Fertilize existing shady lawn grasses with TLC Premium Lawn Food.
  12. Spray visible broadleaf weeds with Gordon’s Speed Zone.
  13. Prevent and kill all types of existing weeds and grass in driveway cracks and along fences and foundations with Dura-Zone Weed & Grass Killer.
  14. Treat for lawn grubs with Bayer Season Long Grub Control.
  15. Apply Bayer Tree & Shrub — Protect & Feed for insect control and fertilizer.
  16. Purchase caladium bulbs but wait to plant until May.
  17. Prune roses just before growth starts and begin a regular disease spray program as the foliage appears, use Bayer 3-in-1 Rose & Flower Care.
  18. Cut back foliage on ornamental grasses and liriope (monkey grass).
  19. Prune shrubs as needed before new growth appears, but wait to prune spring flowering shrubs until after they bloom.
  20. Divide and replant summer and fall blooming perennials (mums and asters).
  21. Proper watering of newly planted trees and shrubs often means the difference between success and replacement.
  22. Keep a close eye on all plants and bring samples of insects or damage to TLC Garden Centers for diagnosis.

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