What are the jobs of the garden month in March? Spring is upon us, March is the month of the cleaning and preparation of the garden. If the temperatures allow it, it is possible to remove the covers from the plants sheltered by sheets of various materials, taking care also to clean them from the dry leaves and the damaged branches; the areas around the shrubs and trees are also cleaned up, removing dry leaves and weeds, after having scattered small quantities of organic fertilizer, a light hoeing will allow to bury the nourishment and to make it reach the roots of the plants faster.
To obtain a balanced development of our plants during these weeks we will have to prune most of them; we only exclude spring flowering shrubs, for which we will wait for the flowers to completely dry out to prune damaged or weak branches. Fruit plants, summer flowering shrubs, hedges, roses, should be pruned now, so as to encourage the development of new vigorous shoots.