Gardening by Month: April


Can you smell it? Spring is here! Seize this time, before perennials leaf out and annuals go in, to lay drip irrigation lines and soaker hoses. Prepare winter-weary lawns for the growing season—apply moss killers and fertilizer and overseed as needed. Add flowers to beds and overstuff containers for a dramatic look in full bloom.


– April To-do's –

  • Deadhead bulb flowers
  • Clear out dead or dying folliage
  • Plant annuals and perennials in borders
  • Harden off starts and seedlings before planting
  • Provide support for peas, beans and other fast growers
  • Set out irrigation lines while plants are small
  • Add moss control and fertlizer to lawns
  • Mow lawn more frequently


April Reading