March is a busy time at your local garden center!
The sunny days of early spring seem to bring out the inner gardener in everyone – which is perfect, as now is the ideal time to complete some important gardening tasks. As long as the weather doesn’t take a turn for the worse, this is the month to get your gardens off to a great start.
Are you ready to get started? Here are the essential March gardening tasks for Northern Utah gardeners.
Divide and Transplant Summer-Blooming Perennials
March is the time to dig up your summer-blooming perennials and divide them into separate plants. Replant them elsewhere in your garden, spread a little mulch and give them a dose of fertilizer once new growth appears.
Plant Summer-Blooming Bulbs
Do you need more summer-bloomers in your Northern Utah garden this Year? Head to your local garden center to find dahlias, lilies, begonias, gladiolas and other summertime stunners. Get them in the ground now, and you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous color show in a few short months.
Plant Perennial Vegetables
Do your March gardening plans include food crops? Peas, asparagus, rhubarb, onions, radishes, leeks and several other perennial vegetables can also be planted this month.
Plant Fruit and Fruit Trees
If you’d like to have fruit trees in your landscape this year, don’t delay. March is generally the latest you should plant fruit trees. This is also the month to plant sweet, natural treats like strawberries, blueberries, grapes and currants.
With the exception of some broad-leaf varieties, hedges shouldn’t be planted after the month of March. Visit your local garden center to find a wide selection of shrubs to beautify your Utah property.
Sow Hardy Annuals and Herbs Outdoors
Annuals also have a place in your March gardening plans. Once the spring soil is warm, you can sow wildflower mixes and other hardy annuals like marigolds, pansies and morning glory flowers. You can also plant some types of herbs, such as oregano, chives, dill and parsley, at this time of year.
Keep a Watch for Weeds
We can’t talk about March gardening tasks without mentioning weeds. Weeds start growing once the warmer weather arrives. Watch for their appearance and take measures this month to keep them in check throughout the growing season.
If you’d like to learn more about any of these March gardening tasks, the friendly staff at Millcreek Gardens can offer expert advice to help you achieve your landscape goals.
Millcreek Gardens has all the gardening supplies you need for the new spring growing season and our plant nursery is stocked with all the beautiful, healthy shrubs, landscaping trees, perennial flowers and annuals you need to enhance your property. If you’re ready to get started with your March gardening tasks, stop by our Salt Lake City garden center today.