March To Do List

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March To Do List

Head out to purchase your seeds, packaged  root vegetables, fruit canes, fruit trees and summer flowering bulbs while the  selection is still great.

Add a pop of colour to your containers or  flowerbeds with potted spring bulbs, winter heather, wallflowers, primulas and  pansies.

Take a look at your house from the curb or  from your deck and try to visualize where you would like to see some plant  variety or garden décor. We are happy to help you re-design small garden beds  and spruce up decks and entrances. If you require a more thorough design plan,  please see our landscaper link for a list of potential landscapers in your  area.

Pieris japonica (Lily-of-the-Valley Bush)  and Camellias are making a glorious show right now. These make lovely additions  to any garden and we have a large selection to choose from.

The red trunks of the Coral Bark Maples are  bright hits throughout the nursery right now and are fantastic trees for larger  containers.

Aerate, topdress and overseed your lawn if  necessary. If moss is an issue, apply Terralink liquid moss control and follow  up with an application of Dolopril lime one week later.

Clean up garden debris and branches, cut  back any herbaceous perennials that still have last year’s growth.

Apply slug bait to susceptible plants.

Plant roses, remember they like good drainage with plenty of compost added  into the soil.

It is a good time to plant trees, shrubs  and perennials .

Fertilize existing evergreen hedges.

Plant a culinary herb planter using herbs  like rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, chives, mint and marjoram. Wait until  later in May to plant out tender annual herbs like cilantro and even later,  early June, to plant out basil.

Plant garlic.

When the forsythia is blooming is a good  indication it is time to plant out peas, broad beans, radish, onion sets,  potatoes, asparagus, horseradish etc. these and many others can be planted  earlier including lettuce, spinach and kale if planted with the aid of a row  cover, cold frame or similar temporary structure.

Indoor  houseplants:  Transplant houseplants that require it.  Generally you should not move them up in size to a pot more than 1.5-2” larger  than what they were in. Plants like Christmas Cactus and Clivia actually bloom  best when root bound so it is not advisable to repot these often. If the plant  is too large to re-pot it will benefit from a fresh layer of potting soil to  its surface and regular fertilizing.

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