Gardening in March - Tips for Spring Gardening

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March is bringing more and more color to the gardens. Spring is coming. Daffodils, crocuses, blue oysters and the first tulips stretch their necks towards the sun. The garden season starts and there is a lot to do. The soil needs care, it is planting time for trees, shrubs and hedges, roses are cut, the garden needs a spring cleaning, summer flowers are sown, the lawn season begins, the garden pond needs care, there is plenty to do.
Prepare soil for new plantings

  • Turn the soil with the grave fork!
  • Pick out root weeds!
  • Slightly loosen sandy soil!
  • Improve soils with compost!
  • Now many bare root shrubs are cheap in the offer. Cut root before planting!
  • Buy valuable shrubs and trees better with earth bales!
  • Planting hole must be big enough!
  • To grow enough moisture is needed.
  • For trees do not forget the support post!
  • Before planting the hedge, tighten the planting cord! Pay attention to sufficient planting distance!
  • Planting time for some grasses, e.g. Bamboo. Do not forget root barrier in Phyllostachys species so it will not spread.
  • Remove winter protection, so remove the spruce! Do not pile it up yet!
  • At the end of March, it's time for the rose cut, but only when the forsythia blossoms.
  • Beet and Edelrosen are cut the most vigorously - cut back to about 1/3!
  • Cut small shrub roses as needed. They too can stand a strong cut.
  • With more often blooming climbing roses only slightly shorten the side shoots!
  • Do not cut the one-time shrub and climbing roses until summer.
  • Now many cheap root-bare roses are on offer. Can be planted in frost-free soil.
  • Remove remnants of autumn cut!
  • Cut grasses like lampreys grass about 10 to 20 cm above the ground!
  • Lavender back only at the end of March!
  • Sowing under glass can begin.
  • Time to share older perennials and grasses.
Planting time for summer bloomers
  • Onion plants such as cyclamen, montbretien and lilies can now be planted
  • Dahlias and Canna are now preferred (do not have to).
  • Summer flowers can be sown in the house, including balcony and tub plants.
Overwintered plants
  • Winter protection can usually be removed by the end of the month.
  • Frostgefärdete plants to the icy saints in Winter Quarteir!
  • Overwintered balcony and tub plants are cut back as needed, especially geraniums and fuchsias.
  • Rejuvenate rejuvenated plants!
  • Trimmed shoots can be used for propagation.
Lawn season begins
  • The first cut is made when the forsythia blooms.
  • Then it is cut every 10 to 14 days.
  • Cutting height 4 to 5 cm, in the shade 6 cm.
  • From the end of March can be scarred, after the first or second mowing.
  • After scarifying, the first fertilization takes place.
garden pond
  • Fish pollens and impurities!
  • Pumps and filter cleaning!
  • Creek and water features can be reinstalled.
  • Remove dry and dead plant parts!
vegetable garden
  • Growing under glass - salads, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, red and white cabbage, paprika and others.
  • Create vegetable patch, preferably north-south direction and 1.20 cm wide.
  • Leave footpaths between the individual beds
  • First direct sowing - picking salads, sliced ​​lettuce, iced and lamb's lettuce, spinach and swiss chard, artichokes, beans, carrots and others.
  • The first preferred salads can be planted in the bed, but not too deep.
  • Savoy cabbage, red and white cabbage, kohlrabi and onion are also planted out.
  • First rhubarb can already be harvested (depending on the location and weather).
  • Definitely remove weeds !!!
  • Fertilizing young vegetables.
  • Planting felling for natural fertilization (nettle, yaw, dandelion)
  • Sow herbs on sill - thyme, oregano, peppermint, lemon balm...
  • Indoor overwintered herbs can be outside at the end of March (in case of frost again!
  • Then the winter protection can be removed outside.
  • Herbs in the bed can now be cut back.
  • Planting time for peach, apricot and walnut
  • In early flowering stone fruit, it can happen that no insects can provide for the pollination. Then you have to do it yourself.
  • Just before the flowering of peach blossoms is the best time for the cut
  • Cutting big-fruit kiwis in early March!
  • In raspberries, remove weak young shoots and old stubs!
  • Clean strawberries!
  • Sowing lettuce, head seed, cabbage, chard, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, celery, aubergines, zucchini, spring onions, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and many more.
  • Water in sunny weather!
  • Possibly. already pikieren first plants
There is a lot to do in March. But as frost is still to be expected, especially with night frost, nothing should be rushed. Always keep an eye on already cleared plants and, if necessary, adjust them again at night!

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