March Landscaping Tips and Information
- Continue planning your spring landscape projects.
- Have you inspected your garden equipment and hand tools?
- Is your lawn mower checked and serviced or have you contacted your lawn care professional?
- Consider a lawn and or a plant care program for the spring.
- Begin the spring cleanup process as the weather breaks.
- Continue to follow a winter protection plan for your landscape and hardscape.
- Protect sensitive plantings
- Use proper de-icing salts on pavers to assure safe foot and vehicle traffic.
- Avoid Rock Salt products which can damage hardscapes and plantings.
- Apply only the amount needed, more is not always better. Use ice melt responsibly.
- Continue to build your compost pile, adding your fruit scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, nut shells and house plant leaves.
- Store firewood outside until ready to use to avoid insects coming into your home.
- Use safe practices and review safety procedures for shoveling snow and/or operating your snow blower.
- Test soils in lawns and beds to see what nutrients and supplements are needed.
Flower & Vegetable Gardens
- Clean up the garden.
- Add your compost.
- If temperatures, soil moisture and snow cover permit, turn, spade or till your garden.
- Weed beds before planting seeds or spring flowers.
- Cut back ornamental grasses and perennials.
Tree & Shrub Beds
- Protect evergreens from snow damage by gently brushing off any snow build up Avoid shaking the branches as this may cause breakage.
- Monitor plant health.
- Prune dead wood or winter damage.
- *DO NOT Prune spring-flowering trees and shrubs unless just removing damage
- Apply horticultural oil for insect control.