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Top Tips for your March Garden

Singletons Top Tips for your March Garden

After a very wet and cold month, we’re very much looking forward to the arrival of Spring, and with it the bloom of daffodils, tulips and crocuses.

March is an ideal time for planting, as the soil starts to warm up yet plants are still mostly dormant, hence won’t mind being moved. It is also an ideal month to lay new turf, as the temperature starts to rise and it is relatively damp. These are perfect conditions for the lawn to establish.

Apply feed to your established beds and borders. Ensure soil is workable and dig a good amount of well-rotted manure in to prepare for the growing season ahead. Work in a general fertilizer such as Growmore or something more specific, depending on what you are growing. You could also add green waste and a good multi-purpose compost into your vegetable beds to enhance nutrient level and help with drainage. Top up raised beds with compost and good quality topsoil.

Birds such as robins, sparrows, and blackbirds will be flying back and forth with twigs and other plant debris once nest building begins. Why not pop along to the Nursery and discover our new bird care section, with feeders and feeding stations, seeds and much more to help you to look after the birds visiting your garden. If you have space, consider planting a shrub or group of shrubs to attract birds throughout the year. Nectar-rich flowers will attract many flying insects, including butterflies and bees.

More quick tips:

  • Mow your lawn if it needs it. Choose a dry day and ensure your blades are higher than usual.
  • Begin weeding as the weather warms – weeds are more easily controlled if removed young.
  • Providing the soil is not frozen or waterlogged, move deciduous trees or shrubs before it’s too late.
  • Now is an ideal time to plant herbaceous perennials. Lift and divide established perennial plants now to improve their vigour and create new plants for your garden.
  • Put in place any plant supports you may need before things start to grow rapidly.
  • Hardy annuals can be sown directly into the soil. Alternatively sow them in pots or module trays for planting out later in the spring.
  • Cut back shrubs grown for their colourful winter stems such as Cornus and Salix to their bases.
  • Finish cutting back any dead foliage left on your perennials and ornamental grasses to make way for new growth.

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Brilliant quality turf, took really well and has transformed our garden!
Allyce16th June 2021
Excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable staff and excellent product throughout, always good value for money. I have used Singletons Nursery for several years and it has never disappointed me or my family especially with the quality and selection of its products…10/10.
James O'Connell9th June 2021
Topsoil seemed good, not as dark in colour as I expected but includes prolonged release fertiliser which hopefully will bring good results in the vegetable beds.
Anne Gilburn5th June 2021
Had 90m of turf delivered last week, very pleasant guys delivered it. Turf easy to lay, good quality & has grown lovely.( all the rain has probably helped) All in all an easy shopping, experience, recommend 5*.
Dominic Russell23rd May 2021
Lawn has been down two weeks now and is lovely… has grown and is ready to cut (when we get a dry day). Would highly recommend. Thank you.
Sue Tilley19th May 2021
Exactly what I needed, love the colour and it has made a huge difference to the garden. The neighbours have all commented on how nice it looks too! The delivery driver so friendly and helpful it was really refreshing. Thank you very much.
Rochee Stewart12th May 2021
Lovely quality turf, delivered on time with a phone call 30 minutes before arrival. Polite and friendly staff Faultless.
Stuart Munro18th April 2021
Timber arrived in perfect condition.
Vincent Price17th April 2021
Quality of topsoil and turf the best I have seen. Perhaps not the cheapest, but proof that you get what you pay for.
Neil Phillips12th April 2021
Turf was great. Easy ordering and collection service. Lady at the till was very very nice and gave me a guide to laying the turf as I hadn’t done it before.
Emma Cahill6th April 2021
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