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March Lawn Care Recommendations

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Drop some seeds to cover bare patches during your March lawn care regimen.

In March, spring finally starts to return, and new growth may finally begin in your landscape. However, March can still be a mixed month, with a combination of chilly and warmer temperatures. This is why it can be a great month to begin some spring lawn care tasks, but also time to be wary of some. The most critical March lawn care involves keeping your lawn tidy as temperatures rise, sunlight increases, and your lawn leaves its dormant state. The lawn care experts at Scientific Plant Service can recommend the best care for your unique landscape this spring. 

Is It Too Early to Mow the Lawn in March? 

It is not necessarily too early to mow your lawn in March. In fact, March might be the perfect time for your first cut of the year. However, the mowing frequency should be relatively low even if you have a string of temperate days. You may only cut your lawn once, at most twice, this month before more consistent mowing starts in April. 

If your March lawn care includes mowing, be cautious. Your landscape needs plenty of height, so keep the blades at their highest setting. This height gives your grass blades a chance to soak up sunlight, build their strength, and improve future growth. 

March Lawn Care Dos and Don’ts: 

The basics of March lawn care include the following: 


  • Keep an eye on the health of your lawn. 
  • Plan tasks according to the weather 
  • Prepare soil and apply lawn seed if the conditions are ideal. 
  • Cut the grass if it’s growing well, and apply spring fertilizer. 
  • Continue to remove debris and leaves. 
  • Aerate and reduce any sitting water 


  • Mow the lawn if the weather is cold and growth is slow.
  • Be too concerned if grass seed lies dormant; it may need slightly warmer conditions to grow. Be patient. 
  • Cut grass too short.
  • Carry out intensive scarification. 

Should You Treat Your Lawn in Spring? 

Starting in March, you may treat your lawn with a spring lawn fertilizer. You may schedule a soil test to know the specific nutrients your lawn needs to bounce back for spring. You can then choose the right fertilizer to provide the care you need and create a healthy lawn. 

General March Lawn Care Recommendations 

As warmer spring weather arrives this March, remember the following recommendations: 

  • If you have bare patches in your lawn after winter, you may use lawn seed to repair them but make sure the timing is correct with any pre emergent products that are being used.. 
  • Improve the beauty of your lawn by trimming the edges. 
  • March is one of the best times for laying new sod in any areas that might have been damaged during the winter. 

If you want to maintain a beautiful and healthy lawn year-round, contact Scientific Plant Service for the best care recommendations this March.

Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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