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March Garden Projects
· Add color to your garden with English daisies, pansies, primroses and spring blooming bulbs
· Sow seeds of cool season veggies - lettuce, sweet peas, carrots, onions, radish and kale
· Start warm season veggies - tomatoes, eggplants and peppers indoors under lights
· Sow annual sweet pea seeds directly in the garden
· Transplants trees and shrubs before buds have swollen or open
· Start annuals indoor under lights to get a head start on growing them
· Divide summer blooming perennials
Pruning and cutting
· Prune and feed roses
· Prune fruit trees to encourage fruit setting buds
· Cut back deciduous ornamental grasses before new growth emerges
· Prune to shape hydrangeas - remember they bloom on last year's wood so don’t remove too much growth
· Remove old foliage of epimediums before new flowers and foliage emerge
· Clean out birdhouses to invite new tenants
· Keep garden free of winter weeds
· Rejuvenate old lawns – thatch and rake
Feeding and watering
· Fertilize shrubs and trees using an acid type rhododendron fertilizer to feed evergreens, conifers, broad leaf evergreens, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. Use an all-purpose fertilizer to feed roses and other deciduous trees and shrubs
· Feed birds and make water available
· Water plants under eaves, especially before freezing weather is expected
Repair work
· Repair any fencing, arbors, or trelliswork that is weak or has broken over the winter