Essential checklist for March

  • Mow lawns on a high setting once they start growing again and tidy up edges
  • Spring clean patios, decking and driveways.
  • Weed vegetable plots and borders.
  • Refresh the compost in pots and containers.
  • Make a start on structural changes, like a new pond, bedding area or border.
  • Sow seed potatoes once all threat of frost has passed.
  • Shallot, onion sets and garlic can also be planted at this time of year.
  • Sow tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and herbs indoors.
  • Feed nesting birds.