March has arrived, the temperatures are getting warmer with each passing day, and many people are excited to start gardening. Now is the opportune time to begin planting trees, flowers, and other greenery around your landscape. However, there are a few gardening tasks you should complete earlier this month before you plan your entire garden. Check out a few of our favorite gardening tips to use as we close out the winter season and begin to welcome spring.
Start New Planting Projects
March is the perfect month to add new plants to your gardens. Just enrich the soil with a little water when installing them. This helps ease the plants into your garden without additional stress. Providing your trees, flowers, and other plants with a smoother transition into your landscape will help them develop their root systems more easily and adjust to the soil in your yard. Once established, your plants will need to be checked and watered often. Don’t forget to watch for signs of stress among your greenery while gardening.
Get Your Yard Fertilized
With spring on the horizon, March is also a good time to fertilize your yard, giving it the nutrients it needs to promote healthy growth in your plants. You can consult a landscaping company to determine what type of fertilizer will work best for your landscaping needs. With different soil and weather, gardens in need certain fertilizers based on the geographic regions. A local company is preferred since they will know your environment and have worked with the same conditions for years.
Pruning and Trimming
Pruning and trimming your plants are a prominent part of March gardening. Trimming them now allows for a quicker maturity, and enables them to grow into thriving, healthy plants throughout the spring. Be sure to only trim back branches that are either damaged or broken. Trimming away healthy branches can be detrimental to the plants.
Prevent Weed Growth
Good gardening means taking preventive measures towards protecting your plants against weeds. To do this, apply pre-emergent herbicide to them. This way, instead of addressing weeds when they’ve already sprouted, you can keep them from ever growing in the first place. With that said, you should still consistently check your plants and extract any weeds that are already visible.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for winter and spring, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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