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