Spring fever! The temperature rises and buds pop up on the trees. This month is dedicated to feeding the soil and preparing for a new season. Scarifying, spreading fertilizer, and pruning climbing creepers, there is plenty to do in the month of March!
- Remove dead plants and spread a thin layer of mulch between the plants. Mulch is good for the soil and the plants: it is nourishing, protective, and prevents weeds.
- Compost heap: take care that you do not throw all the wet grass on the compost heap. Alternate with dry leaves so that you always have a wet and dry layer. Chip dead branches and leaves with a wood chipper first, that way you get a beautiful fine material that will decompose to compost within six months.
- Works some compost through the top 10-15 cm of soil.
- March is a suitable month to transplant hedges, shrubs, and trees with bare roots. make sure the bare roots do not stand in the wind for more than a half hour. If you do not have time to plant the tree directly, pot it so that you can continue the next day. Never put plants in a wet, marshy ground.
- Prune back the lavender to about 10 cm above the ground to keep them beautifully full.
- Prune back climbing roses. Prune the side branches back to approximately above the fifth bud. The main branches may only be pruned when rejuvenating the plant.
- Prune back loos branches of the ivy.
- It will be time to scarify again! Do this both in the length and the width of the lawn for the best result. By scarifying, you remove the moss and thatch layer and give the grass space again to grow.
- If necessary, the grass can be mowed at the highest level.
- Spread a thin layer of fertilizer on the lawn.