March marks the commencing of weekly gardening article content by numerous customers of the Multi-County Master Gardeners Association. We value the opportunity to provide some thoughts that function for us. Our group will be doing work in the OSU Extension Gardens on March 5 to get completely ready for spring, rescheduled from February 26.
March is a great time to get your Lily Turf, also known as Liriope muscari, which is the clumping variety, prepared to show its spring and summer season beauty. In my feeling the most fascinating range is named “Big Blue.” It grows in clumps. The Monroe White range is usually additional tough to come across but is really desirable.
Another common wide variety is Liriope spicata which tends to unfold right up until it fills the full bed. A more compact floor address is Mondo Grass, Ophiopogon japonicas. It is a shade loving floor protect that grows about 6” tall and spreads about 10”. Some men and women with a shady region increase it like garden grass and consistently mow it. The Lily Turf that functions variegated leaves is termed Variegata
March is the ideal time to trim these crops back again to about 4 to 6 inches if the foliage is wanting much less than best. Before slicing it again, see if new advancement has begun so that you will not be chopping and leaving the finishes blunt for the relaxation of the time. A lawn mower is perfect for greater parts. Hedge trimmers or a weed eater will operate but there is extra of a likelihood of harming new advancement if done soon after the soil has started to warm and new development has started.
Steve Dobbs in his e book “Oklahoma Gardener’s Guide” indicates that when planting potted Liriope or some that has been dug from the mattress to dig the planting hole to a depth the exact same as in the pot or ground and make the gap much larger than the plant roots, filling in with very good soil and watering them properly. These plants are particularly resilient and really do not will need much notice when set up.
The Shawnee General public Library experienced a substantial selection of yard similar books on display screen at the “Gardening with the Experts” method in January. If you want some gardening tips or concepts their choice of textbooks would possibly be beneficial