The arrival of March means that spring is drawing ever closer, officially starting on 20 March, which only gives you a few weeks to level up your outdoor space in readiness for warmer, sunnier, and better weather – as well as the prospect of soon being able to entertain guests in our private gardens again! Get the Pimm’s ready!
Whether you have a sprawling lawn and garden, or a small sun trap in the backyard to call your own, before you start getting out the fire pits and the outdoor furniture, we have some garden jobs to make sure you have less to do once the seasons change.
Lily bulbs and dahlia tubers are just two of many which, when planted now, will flower in the summer. There are also several hardy perennials, such as lupins and geraniums, that can be planted in the garden from an established plant in March.
Don’t be afraid of a little prune
While planting now is perfect for getting new blooms, the ones you already have still need to be kept up with. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) recommends pruning roses, and deadheading pansies or other winter bedding plants. It’s also advised to cut back deciduous ornamental grasses and pot-grown fuchsias to promote new growth.
Stop weeds from flourishing
March is the ideal time to dig up perennial weeds, as this will help stop them from growing throughout the rest of the year. With a regular shovel, dig out the root, and give the soil a once-over regularly with a hoe to keep future weed seedlings at bay.
Use manure or compost on the top of your freshly-disturbed soil to prevent weeds in future.
Consider growing your own veg
March is a great time to plant beetroot, broad beans, salads and Swiss chard, artichokes, strawberries, and asparagus. If the forecast is for a prolonged period of warmer weather, carrots, peas, spinach, and radishes can also be planted.
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