Gardening in March

Gardening in March

March is the month when you begin to see the flush of new growth on many plants. Spring is on the horizon so it’s time to get grounded in the garden! Here are some tasks and tips to prepare lawn and garden for the glory awakening of nature.


  • Prepare the soil in your edible garden by mixing in well-aged compost or a soil amendment.
  • Start fertilizing your lawn with either a traditional or organic lawn fertilizer to promote rich new green growth.
  • Last chance to spray your fruit trees before the buds break.


  • Prune non-blooming evergreen trees and shrubs; cut to the height and width you desire. Remove old weak stems at ground level, followed by feeding them with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.
  • Prune blooming evergreens like rhododendrons, camellias, and azaleas, if necessary, only after they have bloomed. Feed them with an acid-loving fertilizer like Espoma’s Holly-Tone.
  • Prune your summer blooming clematis one (1) foot from the ground. Wait to prune your spring blooming clematis until after it has bloomed.


  • Plant berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, and other sweet treats. Use Al’s Transplanting Fertilizer to ensure a bounty of berries.
  • Get the summer blooming bulbs in the ground like dahlias, gladiolas, and lilies. Remember to amend your soil and fertilize with a bulb food like Espoma’s Bulb-Tone.

March right into spring and get ahead of the garden game. The preparation and planting will give some assurance your blooms and berries will burst with a spectacular spring and summer show! For more growing tips, visit our website and get inspired. 

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