April Gardening Tips

0 Posted by - April 6, 2016 - Gardening Tips

For Your Lawn

  • Lime and fertilize lawn and apply pre-emergent control to prevent crabgrass.
  • Re-seed areas of winter-killed lawn.

For Your Vegetable Garden

  • Plant peppers, tomatoes, and other warm-weather crops after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Top-dress beds with aged manure.

For Your Flower Beds

  • Prune hybrid tea and floribunda roses.
  • Feed tulip beds with 5-10-5 fertilizer.
  • Clean water gardens before growth begins.
  • Plant new hardy water lilies.
  • Plant hardy annual and perennial flowering plants, such as pansies.
  • Tender annuals can be planted when danger of frost has passed.

For Your Trees and Shrubs

  • Fertilize trees and shrubs.
  • Remember to feed acid-loving plants, such as broadleaf evergreens.
  • Apply dormant oil spray to trees and shrubs if you have not done so already. Do not apply if plants are not dormant or if freezing temperatures are expected.
  • Replace any dead or winter-damaged trees or shrubs.