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null March Garden Guide

With our March Garden Guide, you will learn what flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs should be planted this month.


  • Pansies, primroses, daffodils, crocuses, and perennial plants such as hyacinths are recommended for planting in March or April.
  • Lilies and hostas should be planted after March 1st.
  • Trees and shrubs can be planted later in the month.
  • When you are finished planting, feed your seeds slow-release flower food. You can do this by pouring a tiny tablespoons into each hole. Next, mix the food into the soil with your fingers to help the seeds grow faster.


  • Any cool weather vegetables should be planted now such as arugula, corn, salad, kale, peas, radishes, lettuce and spinach.
  • Continue to look after any vegetables which were planted in the fall.
  • Add manure or compost to any vegetable beds in your garden.
  • If you have purchased seeds from a garden centre, follow the instructions and steps on the package.

Trees and shrubs

  • This month is a good time to plant deciduous trees, shrubs, hedges and vines.
  • Poplars, willows, and ash birches trees tend to thrive better when planted in spring.
  • Evergreen trees can be planted approximately four weeks after deciduous trees have been planted.
  • Flowering shrubs such as lilacs, magnolias and hydrangeas should be pruned now.

Spring Landscaping

Along with planting, you can add new design features to your outdoor garden. Some spring 2018 garden trends are:

Zen gardens

A Zen garden will help provide peace and relaxation. Place a few comfortable chairs near the garden and enjoy the beautiful sights and soothing sounds.

Fire pits

Now, you can have campfires at home! A fire pit is a multi-purposeful item to provide extra warmth and produce light. It’s a must-have addition to your backyard this spring. Just be sure to follow fire safety protocols and dispose of the ashes after you are done.

Rain barrels

Help conserve water by having a rain barrel in your backyard. These rustic or DIY-crafted barrels, collect rainwater, which can be reused for your garden. They are simple to install and maintain.

Happy Gardening!

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March Garden Guide

It’s officially March, which means spring is just around the corner! It’s time to start preparing your garden for warm and sunny days ahead.

These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.

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