Print Posted on 03/03/2017

Gardening jobs for March

Gardening jobs for March

Autumn has arrived! While we are still experiencing hot days here in Perth, the mornings are starting to cool down slightly and you can feel that milder days will soon be here.

Here’s our list of jobs you should try and complete in the garden this month:

  • Get that herb garden back up to scratch by planting chives, oregano, parsley, coriander, marjoram and mustard.
  • If you are noticing scorched leaves on your plants, it may be a sign that the soil is repelling water. Apply a wetting agent and water in well.
  • Start thinking about what bulbs you’d like flowering in spring and plant them around the middle of this month.
  • Vegetables to plant in March include beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, leek, lettuce, radish, spinach, spring onion and turnip.
  • Autumn is a great time to start growing your own garlic and spring onions.
  • Flowers to plant in March include alyssum, lobelia, stock, pansy, snap dragon, sweet pea and viola.
  • Trim or divide any perennials that may have taken over your garden during summer.
  • Autumn is the best time of the year for planting trees and shrubs, as they have time to establish before the cold weather really hits.
  • Prune off citrus branches hanging lower than 1m above the ground to reduce the spread of brown rot.
  • Coffee grounds can be used in the garden as slug and snail repellent, or put them in your compost bin.