March Gardending Jobs
Spring is just around the corner and its time to enjoy the garden. There are many jobs that can be done in March -
Dig over gardens as the weather warms, as long as the ground is not too damp. Dig in well rotted manure from the compost heap, or use bagged manure from the garden centre. If you have grown green manure, march is a good time to cut it down and dig it in - make sure the greenery is completely covered by soil to get the maximum benefit.
Sow onions and shallots. As the days warm later in March, plant chitted first early potatoes. Make sure they are well covered by soil to avoid problems with late frosts. Plant trees - keep them watered and watch them shoot away as they come out of their winter dormancy.
Plant summer flowering bulbs. Any large perennials can be lifted, split and replanted. Or plant new perennials to fill gaps in the garden.
Continue to plant seeds in the greenhouse. Ventilate on warm days. Watch out for hungry slugs. Cut the grass as the days warm.
Get prepared for when the days really warm up! Enjoy the garden!