Southwest Regional Reports

Southwest: March To-Do List

Increase watering of your succulents, like this aeonium (Aeonium cv., Zones 9-11). Photo: Laurel Startzel

Increase hand watering of your warm-season succulents to two to three times per month. If you have a drip system in place, now is the time to reset the schedule.

The frost damage on this lady slipper (Euphorbia lomelli, Zones 9-11) should be pruned. Photo: Laurel Startzel

Prune any frost damage from your succulents and shrubs once you know the danger of frost has passed.

Gaps in the walkway have been filled with creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum, Zones 4-8). Photo: Laurel Startzel

Keep an eye out for new perennial growth in your gardens. If you notice any bare spots, a decorative ground cover can be a great way to fill in the gaps while helping your garden retain more moisture.

A mix of cool-season vegetables. Photo: Laurel Startzel

Start planting cool-season edibles such as melons, cucumbers, peppers, sweet potatoes, and our favorite herbs: mint, thyme, and lemongrass.

Sheila Schultz and Laurel Startzel are a mother-daughter duo who founded Denver Dirty Girls Container Gardening while living in Denver, Colorado and have continued their business since moving to Tucson, Arizona.

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