MARCH IN YOUR GARDEN
Each month we keep you up-to-date on what you should be seeding, weeding and feeding in your garden. And we’ve made it easier for you! Find all of our recommend products for this month together, in one area in our shop under the This Month In Your Garden banner! If you have trouble finding it, please ask one of our cashiers to locate it for you!
✔ Bonus Bucks! It's that time of the year again, come in and start earning! Shop during March and April and earn $1 in Bonus Bucks for every $10 you spend. Hold on to these bucks (we recommend keeping them in your glove box!) to redeem them in July, at face value, for up to 50% of your purchase.
✔ Paydirt is now Buy 3 GET 1 FREE thru April 30th! High in chicken manure, Paydirt is our recommended choice for veggies, roses and flower beds, get your garden spring ready today!
✔ For all your new plantings, we always recommend applying E.B. Stone Organics Sure Start 4-6-2 for healthy roots and shoots! 1 easy application that gets your plants started off right!
✔ Our most asked about Flowering Cherries are in! Shop these beautiful ornamental varieties including Flowering Plums and Crab Apples to come!
PLANT NOW: COLOR & FRAGRANCE
Keep the flowers coming with our recommended E.B. Stone Organics Ultra Bloom 0-10-10, and be sure to deadhead!
Our collection of summer-blooming bulbs such as dahlias, calla lilies, freesias, gladiolus and more have arrived! Stop in and make your selection to plant in March. Be sure to grab a bag of E.B. Stone Organics Bulb Food 4-6-4 from the Garden Shop too!
We also recommend giving your bulbs some extra support, for your Dinner Plate Dahlias, Gladiolus and other large flowers use grow rings or grow-through grids to keep your flowers upright. Find our selection of support tools near our bulbs!
Don't forget about our Peony selection, they're just leafing out now but will be flowering come May! Missed our Peony newsletter? Check it out here for more information on our selection and tips for planting!
Choose from our huge selection of roses! Be sure to check out our Bareroot 101 for planting tips and tricks and remember, at this point we recommend planting the rose and pulp pot into the ground directly as to not disturb their root growth!
Fill in with instant color from our Bedding Department! Plant annual flowers such Iceland poppies, pansies, violas, ranunculus and primulas to name a few. They will give color all spring long and for some, summer too!
Find our hardy shrubs and trees displayed throughout the nursery including magnolias, dogwoods and soon to be flowering lilacs and snowflake viburnums.
PLANT NOW: EDIBLES
For all your edible plantings, don’t forget to pick up a bag of E.B. Stone Organics Tomato & Vegetable Food 4-5-3 - feed your veggies and they’ll feed you!
Eager for tomatoes, eggplant and peppers? (They'll be arriving April 1st, weather dependent!) Start seeds indoors in bright light and on a heat mat or in a greenhouse to speed germination. When seedlings are ready to go outside (in six to eight weeks), plant them and drape with floating row covers to speed growth.
Potatoes, easy to grow with a bountiful harvest! Find our selection near the back door of the shop and check out our Planting Guide for tips. We also have the containers to grow them in! Find our Smart Pot and other potato containers in the Garden Shop.
Select and plant fruit trees including newly arrived citrus! Our Bareroot 101 will give you tips and tricks for planting.
Plant delectable strawberries, (should be arriving the second week of March we hope!) raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, currants, olives, kiwis, figs and pomegranates.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to prune your roses. Once pruning is complete, be sure to feed them!
Prune your woody shrubs such as butterfly bush, fuchsia, Mexican sage and artemisia to stimulate new sturdy growth.
Give your deciduous fruit trees a prune! We prune in the winter to stimulate new growth whereas summer pruning helps to keep trees small.
Prune your evergreen shrubs and hedges such as boxwood so new spring growth fills them out quickly.
Looking for the right tools to prune? Find our favorite tools in the Garden Shop! Or if you have questions on what to prune and how to do it, stop in and speak with one of our nursery staff members today!
FEED, TREAT & PROTECT
If you forgot to feed your roses last month, it’s not too late! Check out Bonnie’s Guide for Growing and Caring for Roses for our feeding recommendations.
Your plants are starting to grow, time to apply a general fertilizer for all your plants! We recommend using either Master Nursery's Multi-Purpose Fertilizer 16-16-16 or E.B. Stone Organics All Purpose Plant Food 5-5-5.
Time to feed your citrus! We recommend using Master Nursery's Citrus Food 12-8-4. If you're noticing any yellow leaves, add Iron Plus!
Noticing new growth on your citrus? Now is the time to apply Captain Jack’s to guard against leaf miner!
Time to take care of the weeds, they're growing just as fast as everything else in your garden! Apply High-Yield Weed Killer 15-0-10 or Fertilome Weed-Out RTU to control and prevent pesky weeds in your garden.
With the winter we’re having it’s not too late to treat your peach and nectarine trees for peach leaf curl. Apply Copper Fungicide Soap from bud break to petal drop (about a month long), spraying about once a week, for a total of four sprays.
After all the rains we had, slugs and snails will be out en masse. We recommend using Monterey’s Sluggo or Sluggo Plus to protect young tender growth of flowers and vegetables.
Have a question specific to your garden? Come visit us at the nursery and speak with one of our certified nursery professionals!