March To Do List
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.
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.