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Welcome to
Alan's
Gardeners Calendar

March


General Gardening Tips for
March!

The fickle weather of March makes it impossible to set dates for planting, as continual climate changes put pay to any schedules so proceed with caution!

March is the month when many of the beautiful spring flowering perennials begin to flower. Aubrietia, Candytuft, Bergenia, Snowdrops, Witch-hazel and many others will be brightening your days. With Spring on the door step, you need to get your garden ready.

SHRUB and TREES

  • In most areas it is still possible to do dormant spraying of fruit trees until the 15th, after that date dilute the spray by 1/2. Spraying should be done on a still day with the temperature above 40 degrees F.
  • Late March and early April is a good time to transplant shrubs and trees. As soon as the soil is workable, but before buds have swelled or broken open, you can move shrubs and trees.
  • Fertilize shrubs and trees if this wasn't done in February. Use 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. If you use granular type fertilizers, be sure to water it in thoroughly.
  • Finish pruning fruit trees this month - before the buds swell.

PERENNIALS, ANNUALS and BULBS

  • Removing winter mulches from your flower beds- pull the mulch off gradually as the plants show signs of new growth. The purpose of winter mulch is to act as a protector from sudden changes of temperature and chilling winds, so keep in mind that it is still winter. Acclimatize your plants by removing the mulch over a period of days, allowing the light and air to reach the new growth slowly. It is much better to remove the mulch a little later than to remove it to early.
  • Roses can be pruned this month. Severe pruning results in nicer long stemmed flowers and more compact bushes. Begin to spray roses for black spot.
  • Feed all roses.
  • Sow seeds of summer blooming annuals indoors. Click for tips.
  • Seeds that were started indoors last month may be transplanted from the flats into peat pots and given dilute fertilizer.
  • If you have a greenhouse, it is time to take cuttings of 'wintered over' plants such as Coleus, Chrysanthemums, Geraniums, and other perennials.



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