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 (artichokes, asparagus, cabbage, kohlrabi, peas, onions, radishes, spinach, broccoli, turnips, rhubarb).
  • Sow 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 and 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 year’s 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.