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Mountain West: March To-Do List | Regional Report

'White Magic' grape hyacinths (Muscari aucheri 'White Magic', Zones 4-8) are early spring bloomers. Photo: Mary Ann Newcomer

This month can be snowy in the mountains, but spring is not far off. Here are a few things that you can do to get ready for the gardening season ahead.

Plant peas, pansies (Viola x wittrockiana, annual), violets (Viola spp. and cvs., Zones 3-9), and snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus, Zones 7-10) now. As seedlings outgrow their original trays, move them into larger pots.

Fastidiously monitor houseplants for insect infestations. If necessary, apply insecticidal soap according to the label directions.

Cut back your ornamental grasses as weather permits.

Get your garden pruners and lawnmower blades sharpened so they will be ready for spring chores.

Pansies are a sure sign that spring is coming. Photo: Michelle Gervais

Mary Ann Newcomer is the author of two books: Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook and Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States.

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