March:
  • Air conditioners on sale
  • Apply preemergent herbicide in April to prevent crabgrass
  • Cameras & camcorders on sale
  • Celebrate spring by cleaning the garage. Hold a yard sale, or organize a community yard sale with neighbors. Dispose of paint thinners, household cleaners & pesticides properly. Contact your city's department of public works to find out the next scheduled collection of hazardous materials
  • Check anchor ties for a snug, but not overly tight fit
  • China & flatware on sale
  • Continue watering amaryllis, poinsettia, & holiday cactus after flowers fade
  • Eager to clear shelves for summer's new golf clubs, many sports stores sell old clubs at reduced prices
  • Garden supplies on sale
  • Inspect basement walls for signs of moisture. If you detect wetness, run a portable dehumidifier. If condition persists, consult a waterproofing contractor. Check to make sure your sump pump works properly by pouring water into the pump silo to raise the float & activate the motor
  • Inspect roof: clean off debris, rinse off with water & hose
  • Luggage on sale
  • Move & clean underneath heavy appliances & furniture such as stove, refrigerator & piano
  • Mow regularly at a height of 2-3/4"
  • Outdoor winter sports gear on sale
  • Prune deciduous trees
  • Put cut branches of magnolia, crabapple, & forsythia in vases for forcing blooms indoors.
  • Rake the lawn to remove twigs, leaves, & trash
  • Remove mulch from strawberries
  • Remove out-of-season clothing from closet, clean & store it, replace with seasonal clothing
  • Replenish fuel oil supply
  • Review the contents of your medicine cabinets & throw away dated prescriptions & over-the-counter medicines
  • Spread fireplace ashes sparingly on garden
  • Spring
  • Spring clothing on sale
  • Start seeds indoors of cole crops (such as broccoli, cabbage, & cauliflower) 5 weeks before April planting date
  • Start seeds of eggplant, peppers, & tomatoes 8 weekso before planting in mid-May
  • Start seeds of petunia, snapdragon, impatiens, & salvia indoors
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Straighten Hair
  • Texas Independence Day
  • To control scale on fruit trees, apply a dormant oil spray when temperatures are above 40
  • Use the herbs you dried/stored for sauces & soups
  • Wash & wax exterior
  • Washers & dryers on sale