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MARCH TO DO LIST 

 

     •  Plant seed flats with tomato, pepper and cole crops (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts).

     •  Apply horticultural oil sprays to fruit and deciduous trees and shrubs before bud break.

     •  Check mulch around bulbs, roses and new transplants. Refresh if necessary.

     •  Loosen the top 12" of your soil; add 2-3" of compost to clay or sandy soils, till 12 inches deep.

 

 

WATER TIPS 

 

Plant drought tolerant annuals and perennials (gray-leaved), and spring bulbs.

Plan your vegetable garden in blocks not rows, to increase moisture retention and pollination.