March Garden Tips

  • Aerate lawns and top dress with coarse sand to promote good drainage; to help thicken turf and thus discourage weeds.

  • Apply a moss control and fertilizer combination during dry weather; rake out blackened moss and overseed to promote a thick lush lawn.

  • Discourage moss in lawns by improving growing conditions: improve drainage, remove lower limbs of trees to provide more light, apply Dolopril lime to ‘sweeten’ soil.

  • Prune you Roses as soon as the Forsythias begin to bloom; cut each Rose cane just above an outward-facing bud to encourage an open vase shape or just shear the plant back to half its height.

  • Uncover tender perennials, roses, and the more delicate plant material that were mulched during the winter.

  • Plant vegetables like asparagus, onions, cabbage and broccoli and fruits like strawberries and raspberries.

  • Plant away. New shipments of trees, shrubs, perennials and roses now in stock.