Miscellaneous Tasks in March
Hopefully the weather is such that it allows you the gardener to do much more outdoors, in preparation for the incoming season.
If needs must, continue with those tasks that you have been unable to do earlier in the year.
Note: As with most advice on gardening the advisors location will often influence the content of the advice.
To alleviate this problem I have produced this chart indicating how you can make adjustments to the timing of events as seen in this website.
I hope you find this useful! .......Tg
At any time this month:
Clear winter detritus, repair / replace footpaths and boundary fences.
Remove algal slime from footpaths.
For small areas use a broom and a bowl of detergent.
It could be worth considering hiring a power sprayer for larger areas.
Apply a residual weedkiller to paths and brick pavior patios and drives.
Apply wood preservative to boundary fences and sheds.
Week 9 - 26th Feb. to 4th Mar.
Always keep a can full of water in the greenhouse to take the chill off it .
Open Greenhouse vents on warm sunny days.
If not already done, lay potatoes out to Chit.
Plant out Hedging if conditions allow.
Week 10 - 5th Mar. to 11th Mar.
If not already done, complete Winter digging.
Remove Wormcasts from lawns.
If you are considering constructing a new water feature, now is a good time to commence site preparations.
Week 11 - 12th Mar. to 18th Mar.
Root prune Bonsai specimens.
Week 12 - 19th Mar. to 25th Mar.
Week 13 - 26th Mar. to 1st Apr.
Protect the young plant growth from late frost with cloches.
Feed and Weed lawns if conditions allow.