March Gardening Tips

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!

Happy Planting!

One thought on “March Gardening Tips

  1. Andrew, I have some property in Tecumseh Kansas that I want to plant into a prairie and wildlife habitat. Can you help? Thanks. Cindy Cooper

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