In The Wildlife Garden In March
Some birds such as robins and sparrows will start to nest. You can help them out by tying together small bunches of tiny twigs, dried moss etc and leaving them near your feeders.
Hedgehogs will come out of hibernation at the end of March. Start putting food out as they will be hungry!
Insects will begin to come out of hibernation too. Leave dandelions on the lawn as early nectar sources for any early butterflies!
Toads will be emerging from their winter hiding spots. Frog and toad spawn will appear in ponds.
There is still a lack of food in the wild so keep those bird feeders and trays topped up!
- Prune and feed roses now. Feed with a special rose feed or fertiliser as they come into growth.
- Dig a 5cm layer of compost, well-rotted manure or green waste into vegetable beds. This will get them ready for the growing season!
- Mulch fruit trees with well-rotted manure or compost. Do not mound mulch around the trunk!
- Lay new turf when the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged.
- There is still a lack of food in the wild so keep those bird feeders and trays topped up!