I walked through my garden and realized that it was time to get to work too. No matter how March frowns, he will not get away from spring. The sun warms day by day more decisively, the snow on the roofs is melting, drops are ringing, streams run along the roads. And although Fedot Vetronos and Fedot Snowbreak are waiting for us, when all the underground keys boil, spilling onto the ground the last thaw, March may still be a surprise. When, instead of the expected thaw, frost happened, the people said: "Fedot, but not that one."
Often after Fedot, in the second half of March, there are strong winds and snow drifts that cause significant damage to the peasant economy. Therefore, the work in March was enough not only in the barnyard, but also in the garden: shake off the sticky snow from the heavy trees, remove the branches broken by the wind, heal wounds. In general, there was a lot of work in the March garden.
Now the snow is starting to melt, so it's time to hold the meltwater at the site, to do this for various grooves and rolls across the slope. If the site is located in the valley, it is necessary to clear the drainage grooves from the snow.
If the crown of young trees is covered with snow, the crust of the crust of the crust that forms in March can break branches. Around these trees with a pitchfork it is necessary to destroy the crust or pour peat, so that the crust would rather melt.
It is necessary to pay attention to the trees that were damaged by rodents. Hares love to devour branches of young trees (up to 12−15 years). Damaged branches should be trimmed with a pruner on a kidney or a side branch. More significant damage to young saplings and trees up to 4−5 years, as a rule, cause the mouse. These rodents can eat bark down to the wood on the whole part in the snow. In 6−15-year-old trees, the bark is thicker and less damaged by mice.
If there are only focal and superficial lesions on the cortex, then the wounds will quickly heal due to the preserved cambium (cambium is an educational tissue between the bark and wood, consisting of actively dividing cells). If the bark of the tree is badly damaged, the wound should immediately be smeared with garden pitch, but in no case should it be protected. Coating protects exposed fabrics from drying out. The preservation of the cambium can be determined at the end of April, making a small T-shaped incision in the damaged area. If the rest of the bark easily leaves the wood, then everything is in order. Now you need to tie the wound on top of the film, but so that it does not crash into the bark.
In March, it is necessary to begin pruning fruit trees and shrubs, after removing the remaining leaves from the autumn. Pruning should have time to hold up the swelling of the kidneys. This is best done on a warm sunny day when the danger of frost is over. The sun in this case will perform the role of a healer. Having finished pruning, it is imperative to collect all the trimmed branches, take it out of the garden area and burn it, since they can be a source of infection.
For children in the March garden, there is also a job. You can clean and put in order the bird houses or start making new birdhouses.
Do not delay the work in the garden, as soon, and garden care ripen. Good luck to everyone and good harvests!