Priscilla’s To-Do List for March

  • Stay off lawn areas if wet and squishy underfoot to prevent damage
  • Cut winter moth bands off trees with scissors as the pest is no longer active – as access permits
  • Increase water to houseplants and begin weekly feedings with fish fertilizer to support new growth
  • Start seeds indoors under lights: onions, leeks, broccoli, cabbage and early lettuce
  • Pre-order your organic seedlings from PBOG (see website for order form, due April 1)
  • Keep winter boughs, salt marsh hay and pine needles on vulnerable perennials for protection during wide temperature swings
  • Keep winter compost mounded around tender roses for the same reason
  • Sharpen and repair garden tools, restock as needed
  • Explore garden websites, books and magazines for information and inspiration
  • Handle winter dormant season pruning work on dry days with temperatures above 25 degrees:  fruit trees,  blueberries, grapevines, deciduous shrubs and small trees (through May 1)
  • Rejuvenation pruning and size reduction of yew and privet hedges begins (through April 10)
  • Schedule a garden consultation or walkthrough with Priscilla