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Gardening To-Do’s – Winter Rainfall Regions – March

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What to do in your garden during March

Follow the tips beneath as a basic maintenance guide for your garden this March.

Plant & Sow


Sow all summer flowering annuals:

Sow these winter flowering annuals:


Iceberg roses – a constant bloomer and vigorous grower. Icebergs are ideal for mass plantings or containers. Gardenias – known as one of the most fragrant shade-loving plants. They have attractive evergreen glossy foliage that grows into a neat round bush. These beautiful plants love growing in well-drained, acid soil.


Sow vegetables like:

Garden maintenance


General garden maintenance

  • Mow the lawn if necessary.
  • Water plants properly, giving them a thorough soaking every three or four days to encourage deep root development. Mulch well with organic
  • Red spider mites can be troublesome in hot, dry weather. Spray to prevent infestation.
  • Spray apples, pears and quinces against codling moth; and apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums against fruit fly. Spray grapes for mildew where necessary.
  • Deadhead roses regularly and water two or three times weekly.
  • Mulch the garden beds.
  • Remember to deadhead annuals and bedding plants regularly and feed every 2 weeks or so with diluted liquid fertilizer.
  • Continue to remove weeds from lawns and pavings.
  • Feed flowering shrubs once a month.
  • Feed your hydrangeas.
  • Keep an eye out for red spider mite as they love the hot, dry conditions.

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

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