MONTHLY CALENDAR

March

  • Flower and Vegetable Gardens
  • Tree and Shrub Beds
  • Lawns

General

  • Assess property for winter damage and desired spring landscape needs.
  • Continue to add fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, nut shells and house plant leaves and stalks from inside the home to the compost pile year round.

Lawn

  • Consider the on-start of and organic or traditional lawn care program
  • Plan over seeding lawn areas where needed

Flower and Vegetable Gardens

  • Start spring clean-ups. (Learn more.)
  • Cultivate garden soils.
  • Add compost nutrients to vegetable and flowerbeds.
  • Cut back ornamental grasses and perennials.
  • Weeds beds before plants flower and seed.

Tree and Shrub Beds

  • Consider transplanting prior to bud break.
  • Test soil for nutrient and pH levels. (Learn more.)
  • Start spring clean-ups. (Learn more.)
  • Consider the on-start of tree and shrub care programs
  • Apply dormant oil for insect control