It’s Officially Spring: What to Do in Your Garden in March?
If you are at all into gardening, you have definitely already noticed this, but just in case you missed all the new green growth…. it’s hello, spring!
March, the herald of warmer weather, is the time to start shaping your garden for the next few months. If you’re looking around for a starting point, today’s article is all about what to do in your garden in March.
- Inspect and Repair
Start from the hardscaping. Check fences, borders, gates, etc. See if anything needs to be amended or replaced.
Now is also a good time to plan and put in any trellises or stakes if you think you will need them this summer.
- Prepare for Dry Spells
Keeping a rain barrel for unexpected dry weather is always a good idea. Install a water butt if you don’t already have one.
- Gardening Tools
Clean and sharpen up your tools in preparation for frequent use.
- Test And Revive The Soil
Every 3-5 years, around this time of the year, have your soil tested for pH, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Once you know what your soil needs (and also what it already has), you can determine what kind of fertilizer you will be needing.
- Clean Up Your Plants
Pruning helps to keep plants healthy. It removes the dead parts of the plant so that fresh growth can take its place. Things you can do to
- Prune out shrubs that fruit in summer.
- Clean out any dead growth—for example, dead-heading flowers, cutting away dead branches.
- Check for diseased plants and cut away damaged parts.
- Move Perennials
Spring is the time to move perennials that bloom in winter. It is safe to move them now since they are past their flowering stage. Be careful not to move spring/summer plants as they will be starting their blooming cycle, and moving them can kill off any new growth.
- Seed and Sow
Obviously, one of the most important things on the list of what to do in your garden in March. Some plants need more time inside the soil and will benefit from being sown in early spring. These include :
- Start a Compost Pile
Compost is really good for your plants. It not only provides the best nutrients for your soil, but it also helps give structure to and prevent the soil from eroding.
Specify an area in your garden where you can start collecting mulch and make compost.
Follow these basic pieces of advice this spring, and your garden will bloom like never before. If you feel overwhelmed at any point, don’t hesitate to shout out to us. We’ll happily help your garden blossom.