Simple Gardening Jobs for March

With the arrival of spring, an array of tasks beckon, promising both challenge and fulfillment.

March brings forth a tapestry of responsibilities, from pruning dormant trees and shrubs to preparing the soil for the upcoming planting season. Tender seedlings yearn for nurturing hands to transplant them into the warming earth, while perennials eagerly await division and rejuvenation.

You may find yourself meticulously sowing seeds, cultivating early-season crops, and meticulously tending to emerging blooms. As the days lengthen and the earth awakens, there’s no shortage of tasks to engage the green-thumbed enthusiast, offering not only a bountiful harvest but also a profound connection to the rhythm of nature.

gardener pruning trees with pruning shears on nature background.


Trim back any dead or damaged branches from trees, shrubs, and bushes before new growth begins.

Soil Preparation

Turn over the soil in preparation for planting, adding compost or organic matter to enrich it.


Sow seeds indoors for later transplanting, and directly sow cold-hardy vegetables and flowers outdoors.

Dividing Perennials

Split overcrowded perennial plants to promote healthier growth and create new plants.


Remove weeds before they have a chance to establish and compete with your desired plants.


Apply a layer of mulch around plants to suppress weeds, retain moisture, and regulate soil temperature.

Starting Seedlings

Begin sowing seeds indoors for warm-season vegetables and flowers that require a longer growing season.


Feed your plants with a balanced fertiliser to support their growth and development.

Pests and Diseases

Keep an eye out for signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate action if necessary.

Priming Lawn

If necessary, start preparing your lawn for the growing season by aerating, overseeding, and fertilising.

Installing Supports

Set up trellises, stakes, or other supports for climbing plants before they start to grow vigorously.

Planning and Designing

Use this time to plan and design your garden layout for the upcoming season, considering crop rotations and companion planting.

Tool Maintenance

Clean and sharpen garden tools to ensure they’re ready for the season ahead.


Monitor soil moisture levels and water as needed, especially for newly planted seeds and seedlings.

Protecting from Frost

Keep an eye on weather forecasts and protect tender plants from late frosts with cloches, row covers, or other protective measures.