Jobs Around the Garden In March

Remove weeds, thatch and moss from your lawns.

Resurface paths before plants start to grown and smother them.

Improve drainage in lawns.

Prepare new soil for growing new lawn from seed. Doing this now allows it time to settle before sowing.

Mow the lawn on dry days if needed.

Remove any pond netting left over from autumn and winter.

Recut any lawn edges if necessary or install lawn edging to make future maintenance easier.

Install a new pond or water feature.

Now is the right time to start laying new turf.

Get rid of slimy patches on patios and paving by scrubbing with a broom or blasting with a pressure washer.

Install water butts for the season ahead. Position them under a down pipe to make the most or the rainfall.

Scrub watering cans to prevent fungal diseases.


Top Tip:

Fertilise your beds. Once soil is workable, dis 5cm layer of compost or well-rotted manure into your beds to prepare them for the growing season ahead. You can work in a general-purpose fertiliser, such as pelleted chicken manure or fish, blood and bone.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Remove weeds, thatch and moss from you lawn and improve drainage.
  • Plant summer flowering bulbs.
  • Protect new spring shoots from slugs.
  • Hoe and mulch weeds to keep them under control early.
  • Top dress containers with fresh compost.