7 March Gardening Jobs That Need To Get Done
March is here and with it – spring. This means gardening season has officially started! While it may seem too cold in some climates for gardening, there is still plenty of work to get started on around the garden. The days have started getting longer and sunnier, which allows us to get a bunch of important gardening jobs completed, from preparing seed-beds to pruning. Doing all these seemingly little tasks will make your life a little easier in the long run. It is also great for your plants, as you will have completed the most important preparations for the upcoming warmer seasons. So, roll up your sleeves and grab your gardening gear, because it’s time to start checking off tasks from your March gardening jobs list.
Gardening season has officially started
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March Gardening Jobs
March is a beacon of hope that spring is finally around the corner and nice weather will soon be a fact. The Earth will fill with beautiful flowers, sprouting vegetables, blossoming trees, and warm rays of sunshine. Oh, what a delight. However, in order for the flowers to bloom, crops to grow and trees to flourish, you first need to get some things done this month. Let’s see the most important gardening jobs of March.
The Earth will fill with beautiful flowers, sprouting vegetables, blossoming trees, and warm rays of sunshine
Before you get planting and mulching, you first need to get rid of any unwanted plants, such as weeds. This pesky little plant just doesn’t seem to give up, so it’s important to stay on top of your weeding before they take over your whole garden. There are a ton of ways to get rid of weeds naturally and keep them out of your garden as much as possible. You can dig them up, burn them, boil them and more.
This pesky little plant just doesn’t seem to give up
If you have been enriching your soil for years now with manure, compost and mulch, then a soil test may not be needed. Especially, if your garden has had no problem performing over the years. However, if you are using a patch of soil for the first time or your garden seems to not be performing as well, then it’s recommended to do a soil test. If your crops are growing with minimal problems, you can do a soil test every five years, just so you know what you are working with. The results will show where your soil is lacking and how to fix it.
You can do a soil test every five years
Mulching does wonders for your garden and now is the perfect time to do it. This technique can really help boost your soil, improve it, saves water, protects your plant roots, and prevent weeds from popping up. And to top it all of it also looks amazing and gives your garden a neat, tidy look. Your fruit trees, asparagus and rhubarbs can all benefit greatly from March mulching.
Mulching does wonders for your garden and now is the perfect time to do it
It’s time to start planning what you want to have in the garden this year. What veggies will you be planting? What about flowers? Fruits? Make a list of what needs to be bought from the market and go get it. It’s time to start purchasing seeds and seedlings. And while you are at the store take your time to look around, you may notice a packet with seeds you forgot you wanted.
It’s time to start planning what you want to have in the garden this year
You need to feed your soil, so it can feed your plants. March is a great time to start getting your hands dirty and add compost or manure to your garden beds. Especially, if you missed the chance to add them as you were preparing your beds for winter. Keep in mind that if your soil is too wet or frozen to work with, it’s best to wait a bit before attempting fertilization or any work on the soil.
You need to feed your soil, so it can feed your plants
There are some plants in need of pruning attention this month. It’s time to prune your apple trees and soon as time is running out. Make sure to prune before any buds have awake. If there are buds, only prune dead or diseased branches. It’s also a great time to prune your roses, bushes, clematis, fuchsias and more. Just make sure to check which plants need pruning in your zone before going to town with the scissors.
There are some plants in need of pruning attention this month
Planting time is slowly beginning for many plants. There are a lot of March veggies that are ready for sowing, as well other plants you can start sowing inside. Make sure to check which plants can be grown in your zone during this month. Or try to match the needed conditions as much as possible.
Planting time is slowly beginning for many plants
These were some of the most important March gardening jobs that need to get done this month. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can finally roll up your sleeves and go into full gardening mode.
These were some of the most important March gardening jobs that need to get done