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March

Flowers & Ornamental Grasses

Flowers & Ornamental Grasses

Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Groundcovers & Vines

Groundcovers & Vines

  • It’s time to start pruning vines and groundcovers as needed.
  • Take a soil sample for testing when establishing new planting beds or those that are not performing their best. You can take a sample anytime the ground is not frozen or hasn’t recently been fertilized.
  • Give plantings a thorough spring watering to help move deicing salts through the soil and away from the roots of landscape plants.

Indoor & Holiday Plants

Indoor & Holiday Plants

  • Once forced bulbs are done flowering, move them to a sunny window and care for them like a houseplant until they can be moved into the garden. Or add them to the compost pile.
  • Zone 7 to 9 gardeners can plant forced amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs in a sunny well-drained location in the garden.
  • Oriental, Asiatic, and Easter lilies are a spring tradition indoors.  Keep your lilies looking healthy by placing them in a cool, bright location in your home.
  • Continue cleaning houseplants once a month. 
  • Force branches pruned off spring flowering trees and shrubs into bloom to enjoy indoors.
  • Start repotting houseplants that have outgrown their containers.
  • As the days lengthen and get brighter, you can begin fertilizing houseplants in need of a nutrient boost or to promote more rapid growth.
  • Monitor indoor plants for whiteflies, fungus gnats, aphids and mites. Consider using organic controls like yellow sticky traps for whiteflies, Mosquito Bits for fungus gnats and insecticidal soap or Summit Year-Round Spray Oil for mites and aphids. Read and follow label directions.
  • Manage most leaf spot diseases that attack houseplants by adjusting the watering frequency and removing infected leaves.
  • Leach the soil to eliminate salt build up, the white crusty substance on the soil surface along the edge of the pot. 

Lawns

Lawns

Trees, Shrubs & Roses

Trees, Shrubs & Roses

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