Early Spring in the Garden
This time of the year is when gardeners start to turn more of their attention back to their beloved gardens – after all you want to have everything ready for your garden to look it’s best during the summer months. So, during the month of March, what is the most important thing to get your garden looking it’s best?
Well the first thing to start with are houseplants – particularly if you enjoy having a conservatory or are considering adding one to your home from which to relax and enjoy your garden, conservatories Gloucester company https://www.firmfix.co.uk/conservatories/ can help you with that. They are a lovely addition to the home as an extra room and also enable you to enjoy your garden in any weather or season. This makes them a popular place for houseplants, so ensure that yours are well looked after and if it is looking a little bare, add some! Cacti are a great idea as they are very low maintenance and hardy and come in many beautiful and exotic forms.
Heading outside, pruning is important at this time of the year. If you have rose bushes, cut off any dead or damaged parts, leaving approximately 2.5cm of growth from the last year on the stem. If you have ornamental grasses such as Pampas in your garden, then now is the ideal time to prune them also. If you have large grass such as Pampas, you can cut it right back and rake out the dead material ready for a fresh start in the Spring, and to let as much light as possible get to the plant. Smaller grasses such as Festuca don’t need so much of a haircut just a little off the ends will be fine.
By mid-March hopefully the weather will start to get a little milder and the days will be longer – this is the time to start protecting new shoots from slugs. Slugs can wreak havoc in the garden at this time of the year – attracting birds to your garden will help to control the slug population with no need for any harmful chemicals.
Also, this is the time when you will need to plant any summer flowering bulbs, ready to look their best later in the year, mow the lawn, and keep an eye on those weeds which will have started to appear by now!
All in all, March is a busy month, but the hard work is all well worth it for a good-looking garden that you can enjoy for the rest of the year.