March Gardening Tips

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  • Begin mowing lawns – be sure mower blades are sharp
  • Apply an all purpose fertilizer to plant beds and water in thoroughly
  • Fertilize Lawns (mid March or so)
  • Aerate lawns
  • Irrigation system startup and inspection.
  • Set Irrigation timer to an early Spring schedule of one time per week but leave off until the weather warms and plants look dry
  • Inspect and service lawn and garden equipment
  • Sharpen blades and tools
  • Hand weed all areas before seeds set and spread
  • Prune winter blooming plants after bloom
  • Broadleaf weed control in lawns (air temps between 65-85 degrees F)
  • Crabgrass pre-emergent application
  • Cut back all Ornamental Grasses
  • Pick up and remove spent Camellia Blossoms and blemished (brown) blooms on plant
  • Deadhead Rhododendrons as flowers fade
  • Cut back frost damage on plants (after danger of frost has passed)
  • Cut back tender perennials (Lantana, Mexican Sage) after danger of frost has passed
  • Fertilize Roses and inspect for early season insects such as aphids
  • Fertilize Citrus w/citrus food (after danger of frost has passed)
  • Purchase summer blooming bulbs (Begonias, Lilies, Dahlias, Gladiolas)
  • Eliminate standing water where Mosquitoes breed
  • All Winter pruning should be done by now