In March, Alabama experiences the transition from winter to spring, bringing warmer temperatures and the awakening of many plants. Here are some relevant landscape tips for Alabama in March:

Planting: March is an ideal time for planting a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Consider adding spring-blooming plants such as Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Cherry Trees to enhance your landscape.

Pruning: Continue pruning activities, focusing on the removal of dead or damaged branches. Be cautious not to prune spring-flowering plants after they’ve set buds, as it may affect their blooming. If you need further guidance, email questions or pictures of what you are wanting to frontoffice@indiancreeknurseryal.com.

Weed Control: If you haven’t already, apply pre-emergent herbicides early in the month. Our favorite pre-emergent currently in stock is  Hand pulling and mulching can also help control weeds in flower beds.

Watering: Monitor soil moisture levels and water plants as needed. Be mindful of newly planted specimens, as they may require more frequent watering. Typically, most will not have to water their landscape very much during the month of March.

Pest Management: Keep an eye out for early signs of pests and diseases. Specific pest to watch for this time of the year would be the Azalea lacebug. Signs of this insect would be a rusty color on the leaves of the Azaleas.  The lacebugs will be on the undersides of the leaves.   We sell a great fertilizer for Azaleas that has a systemic insecticide included in it. This will help protect your Azaleas from this insect. Address any issues promptly to prevent them from spreading.

Spring Cleanup: Remove debris and dead vegetation from your garden beds. This will improve the overall appearance and help prevent the spread of diseases.

Landscape Design: Planning for the space you have helps to keep things low maintenance and encourages healthy growth. Don’t forget that we have an award-winning Landscape Design team that offers premium plans.

Always consider the specific climate and conditions in your local area, as they can vary. These general tips can be adjusted based on the unique characteristics of your landscape in Alabama.