March Gardening Tip
March Gardening Tips
- Start warm-season plants indoors for transplanting in May.
- Clean up the yard on days when the weather is nice.
- Work organic material into annual beds as soon as they are dry enough to be worked.
- Plant hardy vegetables (artichoke, asparagus, cabbage, kohlrabi, peas, onions, radishes, spinach, broccoli, turnips, rhubarb).
- Sew cauliflower, tomato, pepper and lettuce seeds indoors.
- Plant bare-root plants (strawberries, raspberries, fruit trees, roses).
- Bare-root fruit trees and shrubs become available at local nurseries.
- Fertilize spring bulbs with nitrogen.
- Review the proper way to plant new trees.
- Purchase an herbicide to prevent crabgrass and spurge to apply the first of April.
- Consider applying a lawn pre-emergent earlier to areas next to sidewalks and driveways where it warms and breaks dormancy sooner.
- Attend pruning classes for roses, fruit trees, trees and shrubs at the Ogden Botanical Gardens, or USU Botanical Center in Kaysville. Dates, times, locations are available here.
- Prune fruit trees, raspberries, grapes and ornamentals that need it.
- Apply dormant oil to all fruit trees as soon as the buds swell and the first tip of color appears. Include an insecticide with the oil, if desired.
- Prune roses after the buds break and there is 1 to 2 inches of growth.
- Clean up perennials by removing last years’ dead material, and transplant or divide those that are overgrown.
- Plant pansies and primrose for color in the garden, if you didn’t plant them last fall.
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