Hang up your hummingbird feeders in March and clean out your birdfeeders, so that they will be ready for the birds to use. Remove weeds and other debris from your rock garden as soon as the weather allows you to. Check your garden area for areas that may have low soil levels and add soil in low areas. Now is the time to plant Ranunculus tubers and lily bulbs (if the soil is workable). Remove the dead flower heads from your bulbs after they’ve finished flowering.
March is the perfect time to dig vegetable plots. You can use well-decomposed garden compost. Onions, carrots, beets, broccoli, peas, radishes, spinach, and broad beans can be sown now. Sow approximately one foot apart. Shorter vegetables should be planted to the south of taller vegetables. You can also put out your perennial vegetables now. If you’re in a warmer climate, plant early potato crops a foot apart, but if you’re in a colder climate, wait another four to six weeks.
Edge and weed your lawn as needed. Add compost into the ground cover. Feed lightly with a complete fertilizer to encourage rooting of runner stems. Wormcasts should be brushed and scattered.
Tip: You’ll soon be mowing, mowing, mowing! So use this time to set your mower blades high for the first cutting. Gradually reduce the height with each mow.