Garden Tips for a Happy March!
- Spot treat winter annual or perennial weeds in your lawn on days above 50°F. Follow all label directions
- Cut back perennials and grasses in the landscape. Use hedge shears or gas powered trimmers to prune back grasses. Never use a chainsaw on grasses! (Note: Use of a chainsaw on grass can plug up the saw and cause damage to the saw or yourself)
- Burn ornamental grasses (do not do this if you have drip irrigation or live inside city limits)
- Prune shrub roses back to 8 to 10 inches. Prune dead from hybrid tea roses. Do not trim climbing roses!
- Rejuvenate barberry, Persicaria, beautyberry, dappled willow, lespedeza, and Japanese spirea now by pruning to 6 inches tall
- Prune panicled & Annabelle hydrangeas, buttonbush, blue mist spirea, St. Johnswort, potentilla, butterfly bush, rose of Sharon, crape myrtle, honeysuckle, ninebark, Chinese indigo, weigela, dogwood and chaste-tree
- Clean out perennial beds and leaves and throw into compost pile. Burn or trash any diseased plants
- Plant lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes, turnips, peas, potatoes, and beets in the ground after the 17th
- Transplant cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower seedlings and cover with floating row covers to keep out insects
- Add flowering kale & cabbage, stock, and pansies to containers for a fresh spring look!