March gardening jobs for the month

Our handy guide to gardening jobs for the month of March. Please note gardening will be very much dependent on the weather in your area with the timings given as a guide only.

Kitchen Garden

  • Clean and disinfect frames and greenhouses
  • Apply manures and fertilisers where appropriate 
  • Plant onion sets and shallots
  • Chit seed potatoes
  • Plant new strawberries and cover established strawberries with cloches if you want an early crop
  • Sow early crops in your coldframe or heated greenhouse
  • Start sowing vegetables without protection if you live in a mild area

Flower Garden

  • Plant container-grown shrubs and herbaceous plants
  • Sow bedding plants in seed trays in heated greenhouse or on windowsill
  • Start pricking out early sown bedding plants
  • Plant summer bulbs
  • Prune roses


  • Brush off wormcasts, leaves and any other debris
  • Hand-pick large weeds or use an appropriate weedkiller
  • Trim lawn edges with edging iron
  • Start mowing the lawn, but cut high initially to avoid risk of damage
  • Lay turf in mild areas providing the ground is not frozen or waterlogged