Gardening in March

In March, the days are noticeably longer, and it’s an opportunity to get out into the garden to enjoy some early spring sunshine.

Frosts and sometimes windy weather mean that some tasks must wait, but there is optimism in the air with warmer weather and longer days ahead. As the weather gets warmer and plants start to wake up, so do pests and diseases, so it’s useful to make some early checks on the health of your garden. Spring is here, and it’s time to get busy in the garden again.

Things to do this month
  • Hoe all bare soil before the first weed seeds appear. Remove any larger weeds by hand.
  • Mulch hungry plants with a suitable compost.
  • Top up decorative wood chip and pebbles or stones.
  • Repair any garden structures that were damaged over the winter.
  • Make a bug hotel to attract beneficial insects to your garden. Collect small planks of wood, bricks, pots and tiles for the main structure. Fill the gaps between with natural materials gathered from around the garden, such as twigs, grass and shingle.
  • Install an irrigation system. Plan and order everything you need to set up an automated means of watering your garden throughout the summer. This will make it easier for you to focus on other tasks and allow you to go away without needing to ask for helpers.

For more tips and advice visit Love The Garden