March Landscaping Tips and Information

General

  • 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.
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