March Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest
Are you ready for spring?
Wondering what you can already be doing in your yard right now?
While it looks more like February, March is finally here. There are only 17 days until the first day of spring! Today, we would like to share what all Pacific Northwesterners can be doing this month in your yards and gardens.
March Gardening Tips
We will be covering 4 gardening tips for March including landscaping tips, fruit and vegetables, perennials, and general gardening tips.
- As soon as the ground is workable you can start planting trees and shrubs.
- It is also a great tip to prune your trees. Need some tips on how to prune your garden? Check out our article How to Prune Your Garden.
- Once your grass starts to become green, go ahead and fertilize it.
- If you decide to plant any new trees or shrubs make sure to install an aeration tube when you do. This will give your trees and shrubs their best chance at survival.
- According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, it’s time to plant berry plants. They recommend the disease-resistant varieties.
- Better Homes and Gardens recommends to wait to prune spring flowering shrubs until their blossoms fade.
Fruits and Vegetables:
- This month is the perfect month to move your cold weather vegetables into the garden. These are vegetables like kale, brussels sprouts, and asparagus.
- Choose a day when the temperatures rise to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit and spray your dormant free trees. Make sure to spray them before any growth appears. This will help with controlling those pesky bugs.
- Fertilize your vegetable garden.
- As soon as the perennials are available to purchase you can start planting.
- Take time to fertilize your perennial beds.
General Gardening Tips for March
- Once your last frost date has passed, start planting warm-season crops like squash and beans.
- If you are transplanting anything to your yard, make sure to offer extra protection until the last frost. For tips on doing that just take take a look at our article, How to Protect Your Landscape From Winter Storms.
- Use your compost bin for spring mulching.
- Spreading about 3 inches of organic mulch will help to keep any weeds from growing this spring.
Whether it looks like it or not, spring is almost here. What are you most looking forward to planting this spring? Please let us know in the comment section below.