For many gardeners throughout Britain, March is the month that kick-starts the gardening calendar and enables you to begin important garden prep for the season ahead. As we welcome Spring with open arms, so does your garden, the warmer temperatures and sunnier days’ prompt accelerated growth throughout, which it’s important to keep on top of before it becomes overgrown and untidy. Whilst it may be slightly too early for some gardening projects, there are still plenty of jobs you can tick off your list in March!
Introduce Summer Bloomers
With the warmer weather slowly starting to make an appearance, it’s time to start thinking about getting those beautiful plants ready for summer. Planting a selection of bulbs that bloom through summer will enable you to have a garden full or colour and character when those sunnier days finally arrive. For the moment, it’s still slightly cold and often frosty first thing in the morning and last thing at night, which could have an adverse effect on your bulbs progress. Try to keep the summer-blooming bulbs undercover for the time being, as this will ensure they grow to their full potential and you gain the best results. Once the weather picks up and the days become warmer, you can transfer your beautiful bloomers from their pots to your flower beds, which will instantly lift your garden and create a beautiful, fresh look.
Different Weeding Issues
Weeds are the biggest nuisance when it comes to preparing your garden for summer, especially after having months of rain to keep them growing fast and strong. It can seem like mission impossible when you start with the weeding, as every time you tackle one area, there’s always more that seem to appear somewhere else. Address your weeding head on and create an action plan. Choose a nice warm day, select your finest weeding tools and get to work. Start at the front of the garden, as this is the area you can see the most, and work your way back. Starting at one end and working to the other will help you keep track of where you have weeded and where needs to be tackled.
When it comes to the actual weeding, you often find that there are a few different issues that you may come across. The most obvious and frustrating weeding issue is the paving stones. Weeds love to grow in between the cracks of your paving stones, which creates a really untidy, overgrown look. You then get the weeds that like to nestle into your flowerbeds, which is very irritating when you have beautiful flowers ready to blossom. Finally, make sure you keep on top of the weeds that grow around your lawn, as these are often mistaken for longer grass and don’t get taken care of properly.
Freshen up Your Lawn
Throughout winter, your lawn is exposed to all kinds of harsh weather conditions and cold temperatures. As soon as the weather lifts, however, your grass will grow like there’s no tomorrow. The combination of weather conditions throughout February and March result in your grass growing very fast. The warmer temperatures with bursts of rain are the perfect ingredients for a healthy, fresh lawn. March is the ideal time to start working on neatening up your lawn, keeping on top of the length and making sure no nasty weeds are making an appearance. You can also focus on areas of your lawn that may have died by sprinkling some miracle grass growth onto the affected area, giving it plenty of time to grow back before the summer.
Repair any Damage
Strong weather conditions can cause certain areas of your garden considerable amounts of damage, especially if you experience frequent rain, snow, winds and so on. Take a look at all of the possible areas of your garden that could be affected by the weather, such as your fencing, your greenhouse, gate posts and sheds. Whilst these features are all durable and strong, after a few weeks of constant rain and wind, the materials may become weak and eventually break or warp. Check to make sure these areas in still in good condition, and if not, repair the damage to ensure your areas are ready for plenty of use throughout summertime.