Here are four ways to prepare your landscaping for spring.
- The warm, mild weather of March prompts rapid growth of plants as well as visits from insect pests. Roses, citrus and hibiscus are most susceptible. For aphids, wash them off with a strong jet of water. If this does not work, check with your nursery for a safe product.
- In place of summer annuals, consider planting water-saving perennials this month so they can establish themselves before summer heat arrives.
- If you have a drip-irrigated vegetable garden, now is the time to plant warm-season crops.
- Attend CVWD's Get the Buzz on Pollinator Landscapes workshop on March 14.