Hopefully the weather will improve soon (fingers crossed), and we can start getting back outdoors again.
Spring is usually a busy time for gardeners, so we’ve compiled a list of some key gardening jobs to do in March.
- Give the lawn a makeover, by raking it first to remove any winter leaves, and when dry, give it a haircut – but not too short!
- Get your potatoes planted this month – remembering they like sun and rich fertile soil.
- Spring flowers should now be appearing and they’ll need a bit of extra care – check they have enough water, and dead head any fading flowers.
- Start preparing for the Summer, by planting your summer flowering bulbs.
- Watch out for slugs, they will enjoy feeding on spring shoots.
- Weeds are always a nuisance, so best deal with them before they takeover.
- Top up containers with some fresh compost.
- Cutback dogwood and willow now and you’ll get amazing bright coloured stems in winter.
- Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters
- Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days
- Rose bushes will need pruning about now.
- Start composting - kitchen scraps (such raw vegetable peelings) and garden waste - in fact anything that's organic.
and as Alan Titchmarsh used to say “Enjoy your garden, whatever the weather”.