To-do List for March

Schedule a Landscape Consultation

              Our talented and knowledgeable designers are ready to help you create the landscape of your dreams! Call today, and one of our designers will meet you at your property for a consultation to discuss your landscaping needs and develop a plan based on your preferences. Now’s the time to start planning!

Tune Up Your Tools

              Take advantage of the last few weeks of “down time” in the garden and give your tools a tune up. Pull out your lawn mower, string trimmer, leaf blower, and other “power tools” – top off fluids, get them running and be sure that no little critters have built nests in the bag or motor. Sharpen your pruners and other hand tools so you’ll be ready as soon as spring starts!

Clean Up Ornamental Grasses

              Your ornamental grasses served their purpose this winter – giving your snowy landscape height, structure and color, while providing food and nesting materials for birds and small mammals. Now, it’s time to cut them back so the new spring shoots can grow freely. The easiest way to cut back your large ornamental grasses is to tie them up with twine or a bungee cord, and use a large knife or hedge trimmer to cut back the dead foliage. Smaller grasses can be cut using scissors or garden snips.

Plant Pansies

              Hopefully by the end of the month the threat of snow is over and we can start bringing in cold-hardy pansies! Pansies come in a wide range of colors and can handle brief frosts and periods of snow cover. Fill a container near your doorstep or add a few plants to the front of your beds to get you in the spring mindset!

Start Vegetable Seeds

              Start seeds of cool season veggies like Cabbage, Kale, Lettuce, Cauliflower, and Broccoli indoors. You can also start Peppers, Eggplants, and Tomatoes from seed towards the end of the month.