March Gardening Tips

March sees more activity in the garden and the greenhouse, and there are plenty of jobs for you to roll your sleeves up and get stuck into.

  • Be warned that frosts are still likely so be careful not to put anything tender at risk.
  • Prune bushes and shrubs to encourage new growth.
  • Sow hardy annual flower seeds outside such as cornflowers and Californian poppies.
  • Sow some Sweet Peas.
  • Plant a spring container.
  • Clear debris and old stems from beds and borders as well as weeds and follow with good mulch of compost or bark.
  • Divide and replant congested perennials.
  • Dead head any early spring flowers and bulbs as they die off.
  • Start to mow lawn regularly, start with blades on the highest setting.
  • Remove weeds and reseed lawns if needed.
  • Spring clean paths and driveways removing stubborn weeds.
  • Do you have a water butt in place?
  • Bulbs should now be out in full force but so will your weeds so try to keep on top of them!
  • Prepare ground for sowing by removing weeds and applying a general fertiliser.
  • Start to sow veg seeds outside including carrots, radishes and lettuces.
  • Plant out onions from sets.
  • Plant your first early potatoes
  • Feed tree fruit and soft fruit bushes and mulch.
  • Keep the vegetable and fruit beds weed free.