March Gardening Jobs
It is getting closer and closer to Spring, and we could not be more excited. Whilst we are enjoying the last few cold months of Winter this is a great time to witness all the new buds growing over the next month or so! In preparation for the warmer days coming make sure to get your March Gardening Jobs done! Additionally, we have collated our top products of the month!
- Firstly, to start off your Spring cleaning, simply pick off any growing seedheads that are developing on daffodils and other spring bulbs but leave the foliage to fall off naturally.
- Prune your roses!
- Make sure to get some ericaceous fertiliser and feed your ericaceous shrubs like rhododendrons, azaleas, and camellias.
- Give your borders a tidy by getting rid of weeds.
- Plant roses, and other shrubs and climbers.
- Ensure that your spring flowers and any winter bedding do not seed by deadheading them.
- Disperse fertiliser over flowerbeds, roses, shrubs, and hedges.
FRUIT AND VEG
- To the gardeners out there that grow their own fruit and veg, if the weather is a bit cold and rainy some days you can start to sow tomatoes, sweet peppers, chillies and aubergines in pots indoors.
- You can start to ‘chit’ potatoes in egg containers (or something similar). Once they have ‘chitted’ 1-2cm you can then pop them in soil or in a pot indoors or outdoors. Make sure to plant them 6 inches deep and a few inches apart and cover them with soil.
- Once the soil starts to warm up you can sow parsnips as they are very slow in the germinating process and need a lengthy growing season.
- Its almost strawberry season! Be sure to plant strawberries in a hanging basket to ensure that slugs cannot get to them.
- If you have a greenhouse or a sunny windowsill, you can start to grow celery, lettuces and parsley that can later be transferred and planted in the garden later.
- As the temperature starts to rise, any extra insulation in your greenhouse can be taken down to let more light in.
- Make sure to ventilate your greenhouse as warmer days are coming!
- As grass will start to grow again be sure to mow it and have a tidy up.
- Purchase a water feature to encourage more wildlife, and just to improve your outdoor living space. We have a large variety of water features to choose from, so if you are on the hunt for one, we believe that we could have the right one for you.
- Prevent slugs with slug pellets and liquid deterrents around susceptible perennials and any other plants that you feel need some protection, such as new growths of plants.
- Prune out any branches that have been damaged from the storms in England!
- Place bug boxes and nest boxes in sheltered quiet places for insects and birds to inhabit in, as well as putting food out for birds as breeding season is on its way.
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