Garden Checklist – Put a Spring in Your Step This March

Key Jobs You Can Do in the Garden

With the worst of the weather over there is plenty to do in your garden in March.  From mowing your lawn, pruning, and trimming back any hedges that may have got out of hand, there are lots of key jobs you can do in the garden as you prepare for the Spring planting season.

In this blog, we take a look at:

  • The First cut of the year for your lawn
  • The Big Spring Tidy Up
  • Pruning and Trimming
  • Watchout for Pests
  • Planting New Shrubs, Bulbs and Vegetables
  • Start a New Garden Project! 

With the Spring arrival, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the garden this March. The days are longer and warmer so it’s a great month to start on some of your gardening jobs.

March Garden Checklist


1. The First Cut of the Year for Your Lawn

Choose a bright, dry day to mow the lawn, keeping your mower blades high to allow new grass shoots to develop. For small gardens our 30cm (12”) Electric Plastic Bladed Hover Lawnmower is perfect for grabbing out of the shed and getting the job done quickly. For medium to larger gardens, our 38cm (15”) Electric Rotary Lawnmower is great for long grass with a range of five cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm and a generous 40L collector. For larger gardens where terrain might be bumpy or sloping, consider a petrol lawnmower such as the 40cm (16” Self-Propelled Petrol Rotary Lawnmower.

2. The Big Spring Tidy Up

  • Tidy up garden beds, trim grass or weeds in hard-to-reach spots and create a nice finish along your garden path with a Line Trimmer
  • Get rid of any weeds, add a layer of mulch to your borders and clear away the last fallen leaves with a garden blower and vacuum, such as the Q Garden Blower and Vacuum.
  • If you haven’t got one already, use this month to build or buy a compost bin in preparation for the growing season.  To transport garden waste from place to place, you might want to invest in an affordable Garden Trolley to lighten the load.
  • Replant pots of bulbs from indoors into borders.

3. Pruning and Trimming

  • Trim back any hedges that might have got out of hand with a hedge trimmer such as the Q Garden Electric Hedge Trimmer but do take care for nesting birds.  
  • Cut back winter flowering jasmine to keep it under control and encourage healthy regrowth for next year.
  • Prune shrubs that flower in spring such as forsythia and lilac.
  • Put plant supports in so that your plants will grow through the support effortlessly.

4. Watchout for Pests

  • Look out for any slugs or snails and other pests that have been hibernating during the winter months. Check your plants regularly and put a slug barrier down where necessary.

5. Planting New Garden Shrubs, Bulbs and Vegetables

  • Consider planting fruits and shrubs, such as strawberry, raspberry, and gooseberry – it’s also a great time to mulch rhubarb.
  • Plant more bulbs such as crocus, hyacinth, caladiums, and dahlias.
  • If you grow your own vegetables, you can prepare the soil this month. Remove any weeds, rake over the bed to remove stones, and get some air into the soil. Finally, add fertiliser.

6. Start a New Garden Project! 

  • One of the best things you can do for wildlife in your garden is to build a pond.  Even small gardens can benefit from a pond and so can you as it’s a calming influence and lovely to sit and watch the wildlife use it.
Garden pond

To achieve a sensational outdoor space in time for Summer, don’t let the grass grow under your feet!  Head out into the fresh air and tackle a few Springtime jobs to get your garden prepared.

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