March Jobs in the Garden

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  • Protect new spring shoots from slugs – we recommend ‘slug gone’.
  • Plant shallots, onions & early potatoes now.
  • Now is the time to plant summer flowering bulbs.
  • Top dress containers with fresh compost.
  • Cut back Cornus & Salix grown for winter colour.
  • Start feeding pond fish & using pond fountain. Remove pond heaters now.
  • Prune bush & climbing roses.
  • Early Spring is a good time to plant Cottage garden plants.
  • Cut back ornamental grasses.
  • Divide Hosta’s before they come into leaf.
  • Continue to dead head winter pansies to prolong flowering.
  • Divide Hellebores & Polyanthus after flowering.
  • Feed borders with a general fertiliser – we recommend fish blood & bone.
  • Top dress Spring flowering alpines with horticultural grit or gravel, to prevent rotting.
  • Continue to plant deciduous hedging, shrubs, trees & climbers. Stakes & rabbit guards should be put in place at time of planting.
  • Feed roses with ‘TOPROSE’ as they come into growth.
  • Check tree ties & stakes. Replace, tighten or slacken them as required.
  • Trim winter flowering heathers as flowers fade.
  • Caterpillers, aphids & other flying pests may become problematic as weather starts to get milder.
  • Good time to lay Turf.
  • In late march apply a high nitrogen fertiliser to your lawn – we recommend Lawn builder lawn food.
  • Brush worm casts off your lawn once they have dried out.
  • Treat timber structures with wood preservatives & stains in drier spells – we would highly recommend RONSEAL products.
  • Remove algae from pathways etc – Patio Magic is excellent for this job.
  • Weed around trees & shrubs.
  • Lift & divide overgrown lumps of perennials.
  • Cut out any reverted (green) shoots from variegated shrubs etc.
  • Cut back late summer & autumn flowering clematis.
  • Renovate & thin out overgrown climbers.
  • Sow a wildflower meadow.
  • Molehills will continue to be a problem in Spring. (please speak to a member of staff for advice on options available)
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Mon - Sat: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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