Temperatures are rising and blue skies are on the horizon - Spring is just around the corner! March is one of the most crucial gardening months of the year. The seeds you sow in March set the tone for a thriving garden in the summer and autumn months to come.
We have put together our top gardening maintenance tips for March to help you achieve flourishing growth in no time. Whether your goal is a lovely fuchsia display on your patio or you are aiming for a grow-your-own corner full of fresh strawberries, potatoes and spring onions, following our list of essential gardening tasks for March makes sure you are on track.
March announces the start of the growing season
What we'll cover in this article:
- Patio displays, hanging baskets and plant pots
- Grow-your-own: Tips for successful sowing
- Effective clearing of beds and borders
- Wrapping Up
Patio displays, hanging baskets and plant pots
Now is the perfect time to sow seeds and get those plants potted up! This way, you benefit from a head start when it comes to transferring your plants to hanging baskets and patio pots, allowing you to put together your best flourishing display as of yet!
Grow-Your-Own: Tips for successful sowing
Good news for all the grow-your-own fans out there: March is the perfect time for early sowing of crops, such as lettuce, carrot, beetroot, and of course, spring onions! Make sure to protect your shoots from slugs.
Why not plant some delicious strawberries once you are done with your vegetable garden, too? By propagating your own vegetables and fruits in March, you can look forward to harvesting some mouth-watering, homegrown foods as early as June or July.
Start sowing crops in March to get plenty of mouth-watering veggies for your dishes
Effective clearing of beds and borders
As things are slowly waking up in spring, it's an excellent time to prepare your beds and borders. We recommend starting by clearing away branches, cutting back winter stems and keeping weeds under control. Check out our range of anvil pruners and geared secateurs for best results!
Now is also a great time to trim your bushes and prune your rose garden. Our rose secateurs guarantee a precise and clean cut, creating the perfect environment for your plants to regrow healthier and stronger! Make sure to keep all your clearings for compost, and remember to dress your perennials and shrubs with fertiliser as you go.
In March, stunning Magnolias, Tulips and Daffodils start to bloom and add vibrant colours to our landscapes. As we smell the first notes of fresh flowers in the air, we are reminded of new beginnings.
Make sure to start thinking about your gardening plan for April. If you want to get a head start on the rest of the year, you can read about our best tips and tricks for each season.
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