Tips for March
- Mulch all newly planted beds.
Mulch does an excellent job of holding moisture in the soil, preventing weeds and keeping the ground cool thus aiding in the quick establishment of root systems. Because mulch slows down the rate of the rain entering the soil, it gives the soil a chance to absorb the water. Mulch also encourages microorganisms to work closer to the surface of the soil, since the soil in this area stays moist. Another advantage mulch offers is reduced soil compaction.
- Trim groundcover beds.
Groundcovers are generally more attractive if pruned back each year in late winter or early spring.
- Fertilize all planting areas.
Roots are active long before new growth appears. Fertilize early
- Release ladybugs to control aphids.
Aphids are soft-bodied insects that use their piercing sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. Ladybugs can eat over 5000 aphids during spring.
Featured Services for March
- Lawn Service
- Hedge Trimming
- Landscape Design