March Garden Guide

gillnurseryMonthly Garden Guide1 Comment



Lawn Care


Image

Fertilize when the grass is actively growing. Apply Gill Lawn and Garden 13-1-3, or Green Diamond 21-7-14 to your lawn. Water in well (approximately 30 minutes per area). Organic fertilizers such as Milorganite or Medina Growin’ Green will feed your lawn and soil with minimal watering. 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.


Image Image
Image Image
Image Image
Image Image
Image Image
Image
Vegetable Seeds

Beans, okra, radish, pumpkins, and watermelons

Image
Vegetable Transplants

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

Image
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!

Image
Bulbs & Caladiums

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



Fertilize


Image
  • 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

  • ANNUALS & PERENNIALS

    with Miracle Gro or Osmocote Time Release Granules, organically with Medina Growing Green, 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, Hasta Gro, or Citrus Tone
    Read: Fertilize Your Citrus Now


All granular fertilizer should be watered in well.



Prune


Image
  • 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


Image
  • 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



Image
Protect your Lawn from Oak Leaves

Live oaks are following their natural pattern of dropping old leaves before the new leaves come on. Now it’s time to get those oak leaves off your lawn before it suffocates the grass. Under large oaks, since the grass is often thin and stressed anyway because of shade, using a blower is less stressful on the weak turf than a rake.

One Comment on “March Garden Guide”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *