Clean beds of debris and apply fresh compost and Texas Hardwood Mulch around existing shrubs trees and plants. This may be a good time to start a compost pile. We have compost starter and Bakashi Bins.
You may want to plant transition annuals such as Begonias, Ageratum, Petunias, Dianthus, and Alyssum just to name a few. If you still have Pansies, Snapdragons, Stock plants etc. don’t forget to feed them.
March is also a good time to divide and or transplant perennials. Doing so will lessen the transplant shock when it gets hot. Don’t forget to use Superthrive to lessen the transplant shock. Hummingbirds will be returning soon so get your feeder ready or plant flowering plants the attract them such as Coral Honeysuckle, Salvias, Turks Cap, Firecracker Plant, Plumbago and more.
Prune Altheas, Oleanders, and Crape Myrtles now for a great spring and summer growth and bloom. Do not prune spring flowering shrubs such as Primrose Jasmine, or Spring Bouquet Viburnum. Wait until their spring bloom is over. Now is a great time to plant shrubs and trees. Check out our great selection of water wise, low maintenance and native and adapted plants that handle our hot dry summers. Don’t forget root stimulator, compost and mulch to give your plant or tree the best chance. Water deeply when needed to get moisture all the way down to the root system. It is best to use a drip system or drip hose.
Edible Gardening time! Red Barn has a huge selection of vegetables and herbs for all of your gardening needs. Plant lettuce, peas, beans corn, peppers, Tomatoes, and more. Keep seeds well watered for better germination. Watch temperatures for cold nights. Be prepared to cover them as well with Insulate. Ask us for our vegetable planting guide for the right planting dates for our area.
Drop by Red Barn Garden Center at 12881 Pond Springs Road, Austin, TX. 78729 and one of our nursery professionals will be happy to assist you with all of your gardening needs.
Come by and pick up your free Native and Adapted Landscape Plant Guide. Keep Austin Green.
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