Don’t Waste Time! Here’s Your Garden and Lawn Care Checklist for March

March 16, 2021

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March is a busy time for garden and lawn care. With the arrival of spring now, you would want to keep your garden and lawn in their best form so that you can make the most of them in the bright spring weather. If you are wondering how to spruce up your lawn and garden in March, here is a garden and lawn care checklist to help you.

Gardening Checklist for March for Your Flower Garden

  1. Loosen the winter mulches from your perennial plants carefully. Clean up your flower beds by removing dead foliage and weeds.
  2. Start pulling back mulch from your rose bushes gradually.
  3. In case your soil is alkaline, consider applying sulfur to the soil around plants that are acid-loving such as dogwoods, hollies, rhododendrons, and azaleas. You can use a granular formulation at half pound per 100 square feet.
  4. As the new growth starts, cut all the ornamental grasses short. To do this, you can tie up the ornamental grasses and cut off a few inches using a serrated knife.
  5. Keep a check on the growth of Garlic Mustard. For smaller areas, it is best to pull out the weed with your hands from March to May.
  6. For pussy willow catkins, cut them back once their prime is over, to encourage large catkins and long branches for the next year.
  7. Before growth begins, finish pruning the ornamental trees and non-spring flowering shrubs. Also, prune the spring bloomers immediately after they have finished flowering.
  8. Check out weeds by monitoring your garden during times of nice weather. It is easier to remove small, newly-emerged weeds. If you can keep a check on weeds through June, you can manage the remaining season much better.
  9. Eliminate winter debris from garden and lawn beds as part of your spring gardening checklist. If you find any broken branches, remove them immediately.
  10. Thin out the old and overgrown bushes in your garden.
  11. Replace unwanted bushes.
  12. Spring clean your flower bed. Eliminate dead plant material from last year and debris that have accumulated over the winter.
  13. Apply fertilizer to woody plants 4 to 6 weeks before they start new growth, but only if you find signs of a need for fertilization, like inability to completely flower or fruit, poor leaf color, or stunted growth.

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Lawn Care Checklist for March

  1. March is a good time for appropriate weed control applications to control lawn weeds like crabgrass and foxtail.
  2. If there is no snow and your soil has a low organic matter, apply compost in a thin layer as a top dressing to your lawn. Fill up the low spots as well as reseed the low bare spots.
  3. Near the end of March, mow your lawn low so that old growth can be removed before new growth starts. Set the height of your lawnmower according to the grass type in your lawn.
  4. Sharpen the blade of your lawnmower if you have not done it at the season’s end.
  5. Perform lawn aeration as part of your spring lawn care checklist – your lawn can considerably benefit from annual aeration.
  6. Test your soil to see if it is acidic and you need to add lime if it is. Lime needs to be added every two years for acidic soil. Conducting a soil test will also help you determine how much lime you need to apply. You can also get to know the liming requirements of your soil by consulting a professional lawn care provider.
  7. Consult a professional lawn care services company as part of your lawn maintenance checklist to provide your lawn with the care it needs in the spring.

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Summing Up

Follow this garden and lawn care checklist for March to lay the foundation for a beautiful garden and vibrant lawn in the spring. However, to truly enhance the health and beauty of your lawn, rely on a professional lawn care company.

All American Turf Beauty can help you get a lush and green lawn in the spring by taking the right steps and following the right practices now. We will be glad to help you get a healthy and happy spring lawn with our superior garden maintenance schedule and lawn repair services. Request a consultation today for expert spring lawn care services!

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We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

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When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

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