Top Gardening Jobs for March

March brings a welcome sense of renewal as spring officially arrives in the UK. With longer days and warmer temperatures, the garden awakens from its winter slumber. Here's your essential guide to the top gardening jobs to tackle in March.

Sow seeds outdoors

March is prime time for sowing seeds of hardy vegetables like peas, spinach, carrots, and beetroot directly into prepared beds. Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as gladioli, lilies, and alliums to create a dazzling summer display.

Feed the soil

Apply a nutrient rich compost, like our Eco Organic Compost, to beds and borders to give your plants a nutrient boost as they emerge from dormancy.

Plant Root Vegetables

Plant onion sets and shallots for a reliable harvest later in the season. If the ground is workable, chitted potatoes can be planted in trenches or containers for an early crop of delicious potatoes.

Shape summer shrubs

Prune late-flowering shrubs like buddleia and lavender to maintain a neat shape and promote bushier growth.

Target dead wood

Remove dead, diseased, or congested branches from trees and shrubs to improve air circulation and overall plant health.

Weed with a vengeance

Clear away winter weeds from vegetable beds and borders to prevent them from stealing nutrients and water from your desired plants.


Apply a fresh layer of mulch around shrubs, trees, and newly planted beds to suppress weeds, retain moisture, and regulate soil temperature.

Pond care

Maintain the health of your pond by removing debris and checking the functionality of pumps and filters.

March is a vibrant month in the garden, filled with the promise of growth and abundance. By tackling these essential jobs, you'll be well on your way to a thriving and productive garden this season!