March Birth Flower - Daffodil

Household Tips

  • Check air pressure in tires for better gas mileage
  • Clean or replace heating filter
  • Clean gutters
  • Fertilize houseplants with Sure Bloom

Window Cleaner

Mix one qt. warm water with 1/4 cup vinegar and one tablespoon cornstarch. Stir occasionally. Shine with blackboard eraser.

Ant Control

Indoors - Mix equal parts of mint jelly and boric acid powder Put on a piece of cardboard and place where you see them. You may also use Terro and follow directions.
Outdoors - Use Terro bait stations

Lawn and Garden Tips

  • Harvest any foot crops still in the ground from last year before any new growth appears.
  • Remove weeds and old stalks from asparagus bed before new growth appears.
  • To control Iris borer, clean up and destroy the old foliage before new growth appears.
  • First to middle of the month - look for bulbs to start emerging from the ground then fertilize.
  • Fertilize bulbs with a bulb "booster" fertilizer. Miracle Gro has one as well as Holland. Avoid bone meal if you have dogs as they are attracted to bone meal and may dig them up!
  • Loosen winter mulches from perennials cautiously. Recover plants at night if frost returns. Clean up beds by removing all weeds and dead foliage at this time. Apply Preen weed preventer every three months to control weeds in beds.
  • Gradually remove mulch from strawberries as the weather begins to warm.
  • Trees, shrubs and perennials may be planted as soon as they become available at local nurseries.
  • Mow lawns short to remove old growth before new growth begins. Cool season grass only.
  • Cut back ornamental grasses to the ground like Pampas grass and Plume grass.
  • Divide mums when new shoots are two inches tall.
  • Divide perennials before they start to grow - usually the beginning to middle of the month.

Planting Dates

Carrots
3/15 - 4/5  
Beets
3/15 - 4/15  
Lettuce
3/15 - 5/10  
Onion
3/15 - 4/15  
Peas
3/15 - 4/15  
Radish
3/15 - 5/10  
Broccoli
3/20 - 4/10  
Brussels Sprouts
3/20 - 4/10  
Cauliflower
3/20 - 4/20  
Cabbage
3/20 - 4/20  
Potato
3/20 - 4/20  
Spinach
3/20 - 4/20  
Turnip
3/20 - 5/1  
Kohlrabi
3/25 - 4/15  

After planting seeds or plants, water in with Mushroom Stuff!