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March Gardening Jobs

Category Garden
Published 1 March 2019

March Garden Jobs

Jobs to do in your garden this March. Have a look below to see what you could be doing as the calendars start their slow turn to the warmer months.

Can you believe it's March already? Here at Ideal World we have the top tips for you to get busy in the garden and make sure you have wonderful outdoor spaces all year round.

Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit and now is the time to plant them for a feast of mouth watering, sweet, juicy berries that will be ready for picking in summer.Plants will grow quickly if planted in a sunny spot. Their pretty white springs flowers will turn into heavy yields of fruit that will ripen to perfection – the taste of these home grown berries will be far better than anything you can buy in the supermarkets.There are lots of cracking strawberry varieties available. ‘Cambridge Favourite’ produces huge crops and is often grown on pick your own farms, while ‘Sweetheart’ has conical sweet, juicy. ‘Elsanta’ is the most widely grown commercial strawberry in this country for good reason – it boasts heavy crops of large fruit. Growing strawberries is easy. Plant 45cm apart in well-drained fertile soil, that’s been improved with shredded horse manure or garden compost. Alternatively plant several in an EasyFill hanging basket or individually in 20cm pots filled with Premium Professional Compost.

Tips for your Garden
Jobs to do in March
  • Plant lavender. We have an excellent in-depth guide on how to do it on our community features page.
  • Protect new spring shoots from slugs: Spring brings with it lambs ad new shoots, but also plenty of garden pests like to wake up to the warm. Thoroughly check your plants for things that you don't want to get eaten.
  • Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes: Bulbs such as onions, or roots such as potatoes should be planted around now. Why not look at our other gardening articles on how to plant these plants?
  • Top containers with fresh compost: Providing the perfect base for your plants is an important starting point. Make sure they have plenty of things to feed off. If the soil is workable, dig a 5cm layer of compost into your beds, too.
  • Hoe and mulch weeds to keep them under control early: Just like how bugs can start coming out now, check for weeds too.
  • Prune bush and climbing roses: Pruning your roses is important. Have a look at our gardening articles for further information about this.
  • Order your plug plants now. They're sent at just the right time for planting, and with step by step instructions. You don't even need a greenhouse to grow them on, a sunny back bedroom or windowsill will be enough. When you pot up, add some easy feed or plug boost, so your plants get the very best start.