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Miscellaneous Tasks in March

Overview:

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.

 

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.

Move maturing seedlings into coldframe to Harden off as necessary.

 

Week 11 - 12th Mar. to 18th Mar.

Root prune Bonsai specimens.

Move maturing seedlings into coldframe to Harden off as necessary.

 

Week 12 - 19th Mar. to 25th Mar.

Move maturing seedlings into coldframe to Harden off as necessary.

 

Week 13 - 26th Mar. to 1st Apr.

Protect the young plant growth from late frost with cloches.

Feed and Feed lawns if conditions allow.

 




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