Gardering in march

Spring is coming, so what to do in the garden in March?

In the garden in March it is the awakening of nature! These beautiful clearings and this apparent sun makes you want to restore a beauty to your garden.

But beware, late winter or early spring, the month of March can alternate between warm periods and very cold days through rain, wind, frost or even snow…

Bees are starting to pollinate the flowers and birds are returning from their migration south to re-populate our outdoor spaces, which no gardener wants to miss!

So yes, it’s time to go to your garden in March because the beautiful plantations do not wait.

The garden works in March

Start by removing all the winter protections you have placed on your plants. 

Free your plantings from mulching and replace them with spring compost or fertilizer. This nutritional intake helps restore energy to your plants after a harsh winter. 

Vegetables in March

Between the end of winter and the beginning of spring, March is the ideal time to plant in the vegetable garden: tomatoes, lettuce, beets, radishes, celery, turnips, spinach. 

You can also plant your aromatic herbs: basil, mint, thyme, rosemary to harvest them by the end of summer. 

Also prick your garlic and onion bulbs so they can enjoy the first rays of sun. 

In the orchard, start planting the red fruit trees to delight you throughout the summer. And in the garden in March, it’s the perfect season to prick the feet of your perennials as well as your summer flowering bulbs.

Fruit and vegetables March
Fruit and vegetables March


Fighting weeds in your garden in March

Weeds will start to appear in greater numbers as we move from winter to spring. They tend to appear in the most boring places. 

They can also negatively impact the visual appeal and health of your beds and borders. It is especially important to eliminate them when they hinder the growth of your plants. What they do by forcing them to compete for nutrients and water.

Manually removing weeds that have grown can be an effective way to ensure your garden is weed-free.

Prepare your lawn for sunny days

Scarring of the lawn must be done at the beginning of spring so that the regrowth of the turf is released from the winter period.

For this, do a scarification of up to 4 mm, you will avoid pulling the roots.

Also prepare your natural fertilizers as well as your natural preventive treatments, such as Bordeaux porridge, against insects that will begin to proliferate as soon as temperatures increase.

Enjoy your garden: 3 plants to discover for your garden in March

Scilla siberica

This charming bulbous perennial plant is perfect for bringing spring colour to the garden in March and its small blue flowers offer a similar aesthetic to the blue bells, which appear on wood floors later in April. The upright stems, clusters and bowl-shaped flowers are more unique and instantly recognizable as a plant that oozes its own remarkable character.


Forsythia is an interesting plant that becomes a visual masterpiece in the spring. It has thin branches that explode with simple but powerful flowers, in rich shades of yellow and gold. One of the species, the Forsythia suspensa, is an excellent example of the colorful beauty exhibited and bears the proper nickname of « golden bells ». It is native to East Asia, but is widely cultivated worldwide.

Pulmonaria officinalis

Popularly known as the common pulmonary, this perennial can be semi-persistent or herbaceous and has several special and fun features. The green foliage consists of broad green leaves dotted with delicate white spots and the small clusters of pink flowers miraculously turn blue as spring advances.

Thus, as of March, activities in the garden in March resume again. Don’t hesitate to take inspiration from our advice and come and share your maintenance and gardening tips!