March Tips for nw gardeners


The Early Spring Sale ends on March 12th! Save 25%-40% on trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Want to try something different this year? Check out 7 Pacific Northwest Garden Trends for 2017.

Sow or plant hardy annuals in bare spots or where spring bulbs will die back. Some colorful options that will also attract pollinators include alyssum, bachelor's buttons, California poppies, calendula, and fragrant sweet peas.


Time to get planting! You can plant hardy cool-season veggies throughout the month. Think carrots, radishes, peas, lettuce, kale, and beets.

Warning: depending on the weather, some plants may still need protection. Try covering them with a light fabric like Harvest Guard.

Check our blog category Edible Gardening for helpful posts about all things edible.


Don't think you have a green thumb? Try these 9 Low-Risk, High-Reward Indoor Plants or these 5 Easy Houseplants

In Spring, most houseplants begin to grow more actively. Start applying a fertilizer formulated specifically for indoor plants. Be sure to follow the directions on the product label for best results.

Love your houseplants? So do we! We'd love to see pics. Share the love on our Facebook wall, or on Twitter and Instagram with #heyswansons!


Try to limit traffic on wet, saturated lawns.

Do you need a lawn makeover? The best time to sow lawn seed is typically April or May, so start planning and preparing your lawn now. See Step by Step Lawn Renovation for more detailed information, and remember you can always ask #heyswansons for help!

Fertilize and add a lime product like Super Sweet to lawns in March. 


Plant Care Library

At Swansons, we’re dedicated to growing the smartest, hippest, and healthiest gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. Below is a library filled with pages on what we grow in Seattle. Just remember, we were all novices once, and no one knows it all. So enjoy, keep learning, and happy gardening!

Looking for more Pacific Northwest gardening resources? Here is a list of our community partners.