Maximum Living Gardening Tips for March
As the days start to get a little warmer, it’s now time to start making preparations for the transition from winter to spring.
While its still cool, plant your cold-weather crops such as leafy greens like lettuce, collards, spinach, kale, cabbage, etc., root veggies like beets and carrots, broccoli and cauliflower, and peas. You want to get these planted and matured in cool weather before the summer heat arrives. Planting these too late can lead to more bitter taste or can lead to crops skipping the flowering stage altogether.
Later in the month, start planting summer crops like tomatoes, peppers, corn, snap peas, melons, cucumbers and squashes. If you live in a colder climate, you might want to hold off until later in the spring to plant these crops.
After the final frost of the season, it is safe to plant your spring flowers such as crocuses, Crocuses, Lilies, Daisies, Petunias, Daffodils, Marigolds, Tulips, Roses and Snapdragons that will bring beautiful and vibrant colors to your garden space throughout the spring and beyond.
Lawn & General
As the weather warms, rake back the mulching from the base of perennials, shrubs and trees to allow the soil to heat up. Lastly, in late March or early April, fertilize your lawn.