Thursday, March 15, 2012

March To-Do List

  • Clean up the yard on days when the weather is nice.
  •  Start warm-season plants indoors for transplanting in May.

  • Work organic material into annual beds as soon as they are dry enough to be worked.
  • Plant hardy vegetables (peas, onions, radishes, spinach, broccoli, turnips, rhubarb).
  • Plant bare-root plants (strawberries, raspberries, fruit trees, roses).  Go here for more information.
  • Purchase an herbicide to prevent crabgrass and spurge to apply the first of April.
  • Consider applying a lawn pre-emergent earlier to areas next to sidewalks and driveways where it warms and breaks dormancy sooner.
  • Attend pruning classes for roses, fruit trees, trees and shrubs at the Ogden Botanical Gardens, or USU Botanical Center in Kaysville.   Dates, times, locations are available here.

  • Prune fruit trees, raspberries, grapes and ornamentals that need it.  Learn how to at our free pruning classes.

  • Apply dormant oil to all fruit trees as soon as the buds swell and the first tip of color appears.  Include an insecticide with the oil, if desired.
  • Prune roses after the buds break and there is 1 to 2 inches of growth.  Learn how to at our free rose pruning demonstration here.
  • Clean up perennials by removing last years’ dead material, and transplant or divide those that are overgrown.  Learn how to at our free Pruning 101 class.
  • Plant pansies and primrose for color in the garden, if you didn’t plant them last fall. 
  • Browse through our new 2012 Event & Class calendar.  Choose a fun gardening class to take this year!
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  1. Thank you, garden geniuses,for the helpful reminders and tips. Happy to come to the pruning class to watch and help on March 31.

    Carolyn White

  2. Thanks Carolyn for your kind words and all your help! We'll see you on March 31st for the pruning demonstrations.

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