Jobs in the Garden - March

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Jobs of the Month – March 
March is an exciting time for gardeners, as the weather starts to warm up and many plants begin to wake up from their winter dormancy. Here are some gardening jobs that are typically done in March:

Summary of Jobs

? Finish pruning roses
? Cut ornamental dog wood shrubs right down to the base to promote vigorous new growth this season
? Plant summer and autumn flowering bulbs
? During the first weeks of March we can also review areas of the garden and move plants if needed
? Feed shrubs, such as Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias and Pieris, with an ericaceous fertiliser.
? Order and plant new additions ready for the growing season such as roses, shrubs and climbers.
? Fruit plants, summer flowering shrubs, hedges, roses, must be pruned now, in order to favour the development of new vigorous shoots.


As the weather warms up, weeds will start to germinate. Keep on top by weeding by hand or uprooting with a garden hoe.


Pruning Shrubs
Prune shrubs and trees: March is a good time to prune shrubs and trees before they start producing new growth. Prune away any dead or damaged wood, and thin out any branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other.


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Clean Up

Clean up the garden: Remove any dead leaves, fallen branches, and other debris from the garden beds. This will help prevent pests and diseases from overwintering in the garden.


Soil Preparation

Prepare the soil: March is a good time to start preparing the soil for planting. Add compost or well-rotted manure to the garden beds to help improve soil structure and fertility.


Divide Perennials

Divide and transplant perennials: March is a good time to divide and transplant any overcrowded perennials. This will help rejuvenate the plants and promote healthier growth.


Need help with your garden this month? Book an appointment with our team now to organise work on your garden: