As the days become warmer and spring is just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about your garden and outdoor spaces. With the changing of the seasons comes many outdoor chores that need to be done in order to keep your outdoor space looking its best. From planting new plants and flowers, to pruning shrubs, here are some March garden chores you should add to your list:
1. Clear away dead leaves and debris: Take a few minutes to tidy up any fallen leaves, twigs or debris in your garden. This will help ensure any new plants get off to a healthy start.
2. Test the soil: As part of your preparation for spring planting, it’s important to know the quality of your soil. You can use a simple soil test kit from any local hardware store or garden center for this purpose.
3. Start composting: A compost pile is an ideal way to turn kitchen scraps and yard trimmings into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden and lawn. Start composting now by setting up a simple compost bin or tumbler near your house or shed.
4. Prune trees and shrubs: Get ahead of those early-blooming plants by taking the time to properly prune them before they flower or bud out. It will make a huge difference in their shape as they grow throughout the season!
5. Start seedlings indoors: If you plan on starting your own vegetable patch this year, now is the time to get started with indoor seedlings before it gets too warm outside. Just remember that different plants have different needs when it comes to temperature and light requirements, so make sure you research what’s best for each plant before planting them!
6. Repair damaged fences/gates: Make sure any fence posts or gates that were damaged over winter are repaired before summer comes around and heavy rains could cause more damage than necessary. Also check for rotting wood or rusty screws that might need replacing before its too late!
With all these chores on your list, you’re ready to tackle March’s outdoor maintenance tasks! Keep in mind that there may be other things you want (or need) to do in your garden so make sure you do plenty of research beforehand! Happy gardening!