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Gardening Tasks for March 2023 - Part 2

Gardening Tasks for March 2023 - Part 2

Lowes has everything you need for your garden all year round. With a Lowes Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons gardening cots less. March is a great time to complete hardscaping projects and early spring garden tasks. It also provides a chance to remove weeds and other debris from your garden before they grow too big for the space.




Water gardening is one of the most rewarding features you can add to your landscape. Whether it’s a small intimate container garden or a full-scale pond, the soothing shimmer of running water, colorful and often fragrant water plants, and the wild creatures they attract will bring peace and serenity to your garden.


The water garden has its own set of challenges, however. First, you’ll want to make sure the water is well maintained and oxygenated. That means adding the right mix of water plants and removing dead or dying plant matter regularly. Algae control is also a challenge.


Floating plants shade the water and absorb nutrients, suppressing algae growth to keep your pond looking fresh. Popular floaters include duckweed, American frogbit and water hyacinth. Submerged plants like hornwort and anacharis release oxygen and help control algae growth as well.


Edge water garden plants like spider lily and marigold are another key component of a successful water garden. Pairing them with rocks or stones makes for a visually pleasing edging.


For a more dramatic display, consider installing a fountain or splashing waterfall. In addition to being an aesthetic statement, they are great natural soundscaping elements.


The trick is to choose the right style and size for your space. A streamlined look is best for small areas while a more grandiose arrangement will work in a large yard or patio area.


Depending on your budget, there are a variety of options available for creating a water garden. The best way to decide is to experiment and see what you like most. For example, if you’re a minimalist, a simple fountain is probably all you need. If you want to spruce up your garden, consider investing in some lights to illuminate the water at night.



March is an ideal time to get some garden tasks completed before the weather cools down. It’s a great month to prepare your garden beds and landscape for summer planting, so it’s a good time to add organic mulches such as compost or well-rotted manure to the soil in the beds.


It’s also a good time to fertilize your lawn and garden, as this will help to ensure that your plants are growing properly. A quick application of a granular fertilizer will provide your flower and vegetable gardens with the nutrients they need to thrive.


Spring is a great time to plant cool season grasses such as bluegrass and tall fescue in the mountain and piedmont regions. These types of cool season grasses have a residual greening effect, and seeding in the spring is a great way to wake up a dead lawn.


If you have a new lawn or one that was not seeded in the fall, fertilize with a nitrogen-rich slow-release formula in mid-February to March. Fertilizing with a slow-release product is preferred over a chemical product such as 10-10-10, because the fertilizer stays in the soil longer and does not burn your lawn or garden.


Once you’ve applied the fertilizer, it’s a good idea to add mulch around your garden and flower beds to keep the underlying soil cool and damp and reduce the risk of damaging weeds. Mulching will also encourage the growth of microorganisms that will boost the nutrient content of your garden.


The key to fertilizing your garden is to know when to apply the fertilizer, and how much to use. It’s important to keep treatment amounts light and avoid over-fertilizing your garden or lawn, as this can cause damage. If you’re unsure, it may be a good idea to perform a soil test so that you can see what type of fertilizer your garden needs to flourish.

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