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Gardening To-Do’s – Temperate Summer Rainfall Regions – March


What to do in your garden during February

In temperate summer-rainfall regions do the following in your garden during March.

Plant & Sow


Sow all summer-flowering annuals like:


Sow vegetables like:

Artichokes, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbages, cauliflowers, dwarf beans, leeks, lettuces, parsley, parsnips, peas, radishes, runner beans, Swiss chard, turnips and vegetable marrows.

Garden maintenance

General garden maintenance

  • Spray apples, pears and quinces against codling moth, and peaches against fruit fly.
  • Deadhead daisy bushes regularly to prolong their flowering period; remember to disbud dahlias at regular intervals.
  • Keep the soil well mulched.
    Consider installing a rainwater tank. Many container-grown plants do best if watered with rainwater.
  • Stake dahlias and water and fertilize them regularly.
    Mulch roses well.
  • Cut back chrysanthemums.
  • Deadhead roses regularly.
  • Sow lawn seed.
  • Water citrus trees well every three weeks and spray against citrus psylla; water other fruit trees thoroughly every second week.

For February maintenance tips on watering, pruning, pests and disease, fertilizing and much more visit our countrywide maintenance guide.

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