Pacific Northwest Gardening in the Merry Month of March
1. Weed, weed, weed!
2. Add compost or other soil amendments to prepare for spring planting.
3. Prune roses and clean up all debris beneath them.
4. Prune perennials with hollow stems like phygelius and fuchsia.
5. Remove mulch that was protecting plants from winter cold.
6. Plant cool season crops like lettuce, radish, peas, cauliflower, cabbage and leafy greens.
7. Divide summer blooming perennials, wait on spring blooming perennials until after they flower.
8. Start the slug patrol. Keep them in check early by tossing them in a bucket of soapy water or use an iron phosphate product.
9. Cut faded flowers from heath (winter heathers).
10. Plant bare trees and fruit such as blueberries, raspberries and currants.
11. Fertilize trees, shrubs and perennials with a good organic fertilizer.