March Gardening Tips for the Midwest / Mountain Region

March gardening tips

Looking to get out into the garden this month?

Would you like to know where to get started in your yard this spring?

Warmer temperatures are right around the corner and spring is only a few days away. If you haven’t started planning your spring gardening agenda, now is the time. Today, we would like to share with you some great tips on what to do in your yard this month.

March Gardening Tips

As spring approaches it may seem like there is too much to do and so little time. If you are wondering where to start in your yard this spring, this article is for you. We will be covering four areas and tips to go with them.

Landscaping Tips

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  • As soon as the trees, shrubs and perennials are available at the nursery, you can start planting.
  • Prune all trees and shrubs that are susceptible to disease.
  • As long as the weather allows, you can go ahead and start sowing grass seed.

Fruits and Vegetables Tips

  • According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, you can add a dormant oil spray to your fruits to help with bugs.
  • It’s about time to start planting you cool season crops like, cauliflower, broccoli and peas. You can even plant peas while it’s till snowing.

Perennial Tips

  • Towards the end of this month is a perfect time to divide your perennials. Make sure to only divide your perennials every 3 years.
  • Better Homes and Gardens recommends watching “for your perennials to start to put on new growth. Once they do, remove winter mulch from your beds and borders.”

General Gardening Tips for March

  • A great way to start to warm up the soil is to spread a dark plastic in the areas that you intend to put mulch down.
  • While you may be ready to see those spring time flowers like daffodils and tulips, don’t uncover them just yet. They will benefit from the extra warmth that mulch provides for them.


Spring is almost here and it is time to start planning and getting out into your garden. With these practical gardening tips, you will be on your way to starting your spring gardening.

Your Turn

What is the first thing you have a your gardening “to do” list this spring?

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