The second week of March is time to fertilize the lawn, plant perennials and hardy annuals like pansies, sow seeds of lettuce and chard in the garden and add more roses and berry plants to your landscape.
There might be plenty of signs of spring outdoors, but if your soil is still wet from all the snow, it is best to stay off the lawn and to not work the garden soil. Prune damaged trees and shrubs instead.
The end of winter means it’s time to celebrate spring (with forsythia and hellebore) and get to work in the garden. Cutting back, cleaning up and paring down now will help improve things for the growing season.