March Garden Guide

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Lawn Care


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  • Fertilize when the grass is actively growing. Apply Gill Lawn and Garden 13-1-3, Medina Growin’ Green, or Green Diamond 21-7-14 to your lawn. Water in well (approximately 30 minutes per area).
  • Organic fertilizers such as Milorganite and Lady Bug Lawn and Garden will feed your lawn and soil with minimal watering. Eliminate broad-leaf weeds with Ortho Weed B Gone liquid or Image.
  • Lay new sod anytime, bermuda seed anytime this month.

Read: How Do I Revive My Lawn?



Plant

Most annuals and perennials can now be purchased as transplants this month. Here is a list of some of our favorites: (L-R) caladiums (plants and bulbs), larkspur, petunias, salvia, gerbera daisy, alyssum, false heather, celosia, lantana, coleus.


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Vegetable Seeds

Beans, okra, radish, pumpkins, and watermelons

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Vegetable Transplants

Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, and strawberries
Garden Guide: Vegetable Planting Dates

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Hardy Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Grasses

All hardy and tropical trees, shrubs, vines and grasses. I can’t think of one that can’t be planted now!

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Bulbs & Caladiums

Late spring and summer bulbs such as caladiums, and elephant ears



Fertilize


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  • AZALEAS, GARDENIAS, MAGNOLIAS

    with Miracle Gro ACR for Acid Loving Plants, Azalea Food, organically with Maestro Gro-Rose Glo or Espoma Azalea Tone

  • HIBISCUS & TROPICAL BLOOMERS

    All hibiscus and tropical bloomers with Hibiscus Food, organically with Maestro Gro-Rose Glo

  • ALL TREES & SHRUBS

    with Gill Lawn and Garden Fertilizer, Green Diamond Supreme Lawn Food, organically with Milorganite, Medina Growin Green or Lady Bug Lawn and Garden

  • ANNUALS & PERENNIALS

    with Miracle Gro or Osmocote Time Release Granules, organically with Medina Growing Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, Hasta Gro, Maestro Rose Glo, or Plant Tone

  • ESTABLISHED ROSES

    with Bayer Rose & Flower Care, organically with Maestro Rose Glo or Plant Tone

  • ESTABLISHED CITRUS TREES

    (3 years or older) with ammonium sulfate 21-0-0 available in 4 to 40 Lb. bags, organically with Medina Growing Green, Lady Bug Lawn and Garden, Hasta Gro, or Citrus Tone
    Read: Fertilize Your Citrus Now

All granular fertilizer should be watered in well.



Prune


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  • All dead and freeze damaged wood from hardy and tropical trees, shrubs, vines and perennials
  • All early spring bloomers such as azaleas, carolina jessamine, climbing roses, and indian hawthorns after they finish their bloom


Water


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  • Water all plants well after planting, and regularly through the first year. Plants will begin to use more water as they grow and bloom.
  • Outdoor potted plants dry out quickly, as do hanging baskets and small annuals.
  • Mulch all plants to help hold moisture.

Garden Guide: Good Water Practice for Established Trees, Shrubs, and Lawns