What to Do In the Garden This March

Now that March is finally here, it’s time to get cracking! Grab your gloves and your trowels, there’s lots to do in the garden this month.
Here’s our handy list of gardening jobs to do this March to prepare your garden for spring.

Deadhead and Prune

First things first, we need to prepare the garden for the new flowering season. This is best done before your spring blooms appear earlier in the month. March is the perfect time to prune your climbers that have just finished flowering, such as clematis and winter-flowering jasmine. Deadhead spring flowers like daffodils once the blooms start to waver later in the month to encourage a new bud to grow.

Prepare Your Vegetable Patches

Before you order and plant your veggies for spring, prepare your soil. Adding some fertiliser into your vegetable patch will give your plants some much-needed nutrients and encourage a better harvest.
Dig in your fertiliser or compost around 5cm deep, digging it in with a trowel. De-weed the area if necessary.

Prepare for Spring

Right now is the perfect time to start planning your summer garden! March is the best time to buy annual bedding plants and blooms, giving your summer displays a pop of vibrant colour throughout the season. Blooms such as petunias, geraniums and begonias are perfect for ground cover or hanging basket displays!

More Jobs for the March Garden:

  • Mow the lawn on a dry day on a higher blade setting than usual
  • Remove netting from ponds
  • Start to weed the garden with a trowel once the weather warms and the ground becomes more pliable
  • Feed roses with a fertiliser or special rose feed
  • Keep an eye out for pests like slugs as they start to appear once it gets warmer

More from J Parker’s

Spring Photo Competition Winners 2019

We asked you to send in your #JParkersBulbs spring photos and you did not disappoint! We had an amazing turn out this year with people sending in their entries by email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who entered this year; we received so many amazing photos that narrowing them down to the final 10 was a real struggle.

So without further adieu, here are this year’s results…

1st Place Prize Winner

The top prize of a £100 J. Parker’s voucher went to this beautiful Crocus image from Isabelle C. sent to us via email.

Isabelle C – Crocus

2nd Place Prize Winners

We awarded 2 £50 J. Parker’s vouchers for our second place prize winners.

Nataliya H – Allium

One voucher went to this beautiful bee-friendly Allium photo from Nataliya H. sent to us via email.

Peter G – Daffodil

The second £50 voucher goes to this delightful daffodil shot sent in by Peter G. via email.

3rd Place Prize Winners

 Our seven third prize winners each won a £25 J. Parker’s voucher and here are their beautiful entry images.

Our Favourite Entries From Previous Years…

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