March is an exciting time with Spring around the corner and Spring bulbs cheering up the borders. Take a look at these tips on what needs doing in the garden this March


1. Prepare your vegetable garden – Dig compost or well-rotted manure into your vegetable beds to prepare for the growing season ahead.

2. Beware of the evening frost and be sure to protect any tender plants with fleece or by taking them into the greenhouse.

3. Keep on top of pruning climbing plants and tidy up Winter shrubs. March is a great month to prune varieties such as Sambucus, Buddleia, Hydrangea or Fuchsias.

4. Prune Rose bushes from mid-March, making sure any dying or diseased stems are removed as well as shoots which have become damaged. Fertilise soil well with organic compost and rose feed to their base.

5. The first lawn trims, lawn feeding and lawn sanding should start in March during dry weather in order to promote healthy lawn growth through the year.

6. Bare patches in your lawn can attract weeds so new turf or re-seeding now along with good watering will repair these patches and prevent any new weeds from becoming a problem for your lawn.

7. Continue deadheading Spring flowers and any remaining Winter bedding so they don't set seed.

8. Once the soil starts to warm up again, you start to plant early varieties of seed potatoes, shallots and onion sets in your vegetable garden. Later Seed potatoes require a little more chitting.

9. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials.

10. Protect new bulb shoots from insects and slugs with our pest control range including, natural and organic products.

February 14, 2023 — Chisom Onwukwe