OUR MONTHLY GARDENING GUIDES
JOBs FOR March
The shorter days are almost behind us and spring is in the air!
Your garden is bursting into life, it’s a time for new growth and fresh ideas as the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity to really start enjoying being outside – whether you’re planting spring bedding, growing your own or giving your lawn it’s first mow!
Nourish your soil
Nourish your soil by adding new compost or farmyard manure to your beds and borders to prepare your soil for the season ahead. This will help add much-needed nutrients back into the soil, so you’re ready for planting.
Plant spring bedding
Plant spring flowering bedding such as Primulas, Pansies and Violas to really brighten up your beds, borders and baskets. Our Primroses are locally grown and come in a range of vivid colours – perfect to celebrate the coming of spring!
Feed your plants
Feed your plants to give your plants the best start this season by applying a good feed now. Westland’s Fish, Blood and Bone is high in phosphorus, which makes it particularly good for stimulating strong, healthy root growth.
Time for a mow
If the weather is mild then get ready to give your lawn its first mow! Just make sure you pick a warm, dry day and ensure the blades are set higher than usual.
Grow your own
Grafted vegetable plants combine the best fruiting varieties and graft them onto vigorous-growing root stocks. Perfect when growing space is a premium, often more disease resistant and produce a much higher yield.
Control those pests
Keep and eye out for slugs, aphids and other pests as the weather starts to get warmer! Slugs favour soft new ground so we’d recommend Solabiol Slug Killer to ensure your plants are protected!
It’s worth using a mulch such as decorative bark or landscape fabric to help supress weeds, preventing them from taking hold once everything starts to grow. Most weeds are easier to control when they are young so remove any that start to show as it will save you a lot of time in the future!
Now is an ideal time to plant herbaceous perennials, along as the ground isn’t frozen. You can also lift and divide established perennial plants now to improve their vigour and create new plants for your garden.
Clean your paths and patios
Make your paths and patios picturesque by applying Algon’s organic path, patio and decking cleaner which will help remove any moss and green algae that has built up over winter and restore any surface back to it’