Its Springtime in Texas and it’s a great time to get out in the garden! Spring is the best time to do a variety of things in order to have garden success throughout the year. Here’s our Top 5 for March:
Check out our March Garden Guide for more tips and remember that trees, shrubs, and perennials can be planted 12 months out of the year! The only difference is the amount of water they need depending on temperatures & wind!
1. Plant Veggies and Herbs
Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, beans, along with Mediterranean herbs like rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, basil can be started by seed or transplant.
2. Fertilize Tropicals
Feed all hibiscus and tropical bloomers with Hibiscus Food, or organically with Maestro Gro-Rose Glo.
3. 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.
4. Eliminate Broadleaf Weeds
Spray your lawn with Ortho Weed B Gone liquid or Image to eliminate existing broadleaf weeds.
5. Fertilize Your Lawn
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.
Check out our March Garden Guide for more tips!