Gardening Jobs in March
As we enter March hopefully the weather will now start to improve and we will start to be able to do all those gardening jobs which need doing throughout the month of March. The days will start to become longer and we will be able to spend more time in the garden and allotment. If you have not managed to do all the jobs from February you will still have time to get all these done. Find all the gardening jobs in March below. You will also be able to find all the jobs which need doing in in the Allotment for March.
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March Vegetable Garden Jobs
In March there is still not much to be doing in the allotment or garden as things are still just waking up from the winter hibernation. However, you will soon have lots to do from sowing seeds for all the summer crops and lots of weeding so do not worry. Here we provide you with all the March vegetable jobs which need doing.
Asparagus:- Prepare your beds this month by making sure that they are weed-free. Add mulch around the asparagus plants.
Green Manure:- If you have grown green manure dig this into the soil this month.
Vegetable beds:- Make sure these are all weed free and ready for the planting months ahead.
March Fruit Garden Jobs
Doing these fruit garden jobs in March will help gain great crops of fruit this year. Check that you have done all these March fruit garden jobs.
- Blueberries:- Feed your blueberries this month with ericaceous plant fertiliser
- Fruit trees – Make sure they have all been mulched this month.
- Raspberries – Make sure the tips of the summer fruiting raspberries have had the tops cut off them. This will encourage them to bush out and produce more fruit.
- Rhubarb – Mulch your rhubarb this month. Do not cover the crowns though as this can cause them to rot.
- Strawberries – If you want an early crop of strawberries cover them with a cloche.
- Stone Fruits – If you are growing nectarines, apricots and peaches cover the trees with fleec to protect the blossom from frost.
March Flower Garden Jobs
March in the flower garden is about getting all your plants ready for the year ahead. This will help encourage great flower in the garden and allotment for the summer. Here we will share out March Flower Garden jobs.
- Clematis – Prune these back before the new growth starts on them.
- Daffodils – As daffodils die back these can be deadheaded. Do not cut back to the base as all the nutrients go back into the bulb.
- Heathers – Prune back any old dead heather.
- Hydrangeas – These can be pruned back this month. Take them back to around one third of last years growth on them them
- Fuchsias – prune these back this month to around two buds on each stem.
- Pansies – dead head your winter pansies as they die back. This will encourage more flowers.
- Perennials – cut back any old foliage.
- Roses – These can be pruned back this month.
- Slugs – As the slugs start to appear in the garden again make sure you have beer traps set up to catch them.