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March Jobs

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Our full guide to all of the jobs to do in the garden in March

What to do in the garden in March

Spring has sprung, the garden is starting to come alive and bloom again after a long, dark winter. We have much more sunlight to look forward to thanks to the clocks going forward at the end of the month, giving us all some extra sunlight to get the garden ready for the changing seasons.

You can expect a mix of weather conditions through March, some days you'll find mild sunshine and others you'll find rain and heavy winds, as always use the optimum weather days to get any outside jobs done. Remember to keep on top of weeds, catching them while they are young is much easier than once they have established. 

Keep on top of any pest control from March as they will begin to show an interest in your greenhouse plants as the temperatures warm up - we stock a full range of biological controls to protect your plants, from slug and snails to aphids there is a full range of products to help with all pest control requirements.

Ornamental Garden:

  • A general fertiliser could be applied over borders if felt necessary.
  • Lightly rake lawn if mild and not waterlogged to remove moss.
  • Remove any dead, diseased or damaged growth from trees and shrubs.
  • Finish mulching if not done in autumn.
  • Put manure/rose feed around all roses and check for dead, diseased or dying shoots.
  • Deadhead bulbs regularly.
  • Now is a good time to plant: new perennials and summer-flowering bulbs.
  • Re-pot or top-dress all containers.
  • Weed regularly.
  • Edge / define all borders if not done already.
  • Plant roses.
  • Sow hardy annuals for summer colour.
  • Repair damage to lawns if necessary.
  • Harden off hardy annuals sown under glass.
  • Cut back any remaining growth from herbaceous / grasses leftover from the winter.  
  • Divide summer-flowering perennials like astrantia, hemorocallis, hosta, coppice dogwoods/willows etc. if not done before now.

Vegetable Garden:
  • Prune gooseberries and red and white currants. Remove deadwood and then spur prune all side shoots back to 2 – 3 buds from the base. Shorten branch tips by one quarter.
  • Plant shallot and onion sets.
  • Harvest the last of the winter crops and compost any un-diseased debris.
  • Sow aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes and chillies in an indoor heated propagator but only if you have a heated glasshouse for growing on seedlings.

Top products for March Gardening

Melcourt Sylvagrow

Sustainable growing medium for gardeners who are passionate about the environment as their gardens. Uses include potting on, planting out & using as a grow-bag.

Mo Bacter Moss Killer Fertiliser

Viano MO Bacter is a fertiliser for lawns with an indirect action against mosses. Giving the needed nutrients to lawns and ensures existing moss is indirectly inhibited.

20 Cell Seed
Tray x10

These multi-cell trays are an ideal and cost-effective way of raising bedding plants and other plants that can be collectively sown. Made from high impact polystyrene.

Melcourt Composted Bark

Melcourt Composted Fine Bark is an organic soil conditioner, suitable for use in improving soil structure, quality, organic matter levels and water holding capacity.

Heavy Duty Plastic Plant Pot

These pots are ideal for many uses including young trees, fruit bushes, vegetables, herbs, flowers and salad crops. The wide base provides great stability and enables good root spread.

Spades and Trowels

Take a look at our range of high-quality spades and trowels. These tools will assist with transplanting and bulb planting to digging out and planting. 


Levington Pot & Bedding

Levington Pot & Bedding M3 is designed for the most vigorous plants, like tomatoes. Its high nutrient content means that controlled-release fertilisers are not required for this product.

Natural Pest Control

Organic pest controls are easy and safe to apply and create excellent levels of environmentally friendly pest control for your plants and garden.

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I look forward to this each month to keep up with jobs around the garden it is great to have it to hand many thanks keep it up.

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