Spring Roses

MARCH GARDEN "TO DO" LIST

 

GENERAL GARDEN CARE

  • Continue to plant seeds indoors.

  • Resist working in wet soil, which will form clods and they are difficult to break up.

  • On dry days remove debris from lawn and garden beds.

  • Check stored bulbs for decay.

 

TREES AND SHRUBS

  • To reduce the spread of oak wilt, all oak pruning should be done in March.

  • Prune fruit trees in March before buds swell.

  • Prune spring flowering shrubs and trees immediately after they flower.

ANNUAL AND PERENNIALS:

  • Prune roses when the forsythia begins to bloom.

  • Check for spring blooming bulbs.

  • Gently press back perennials that have heaved out of the ground over winter.

  • As days warm up gently pull back mulch from perennials crowns.

  • Cut back perennials that were left for winter interest.

  • When temps are consistently in the 50’s sow seeds for cool season.

 

 

INDOOR GARDEN

  • Replant houseplants that have flowered and are root bound.

  • Fertilize as they begin new growth.

 

 

 

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/72987.pdf

 

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/plantinfo/march_general_garden_care