April is a Very Busy Time for Gardeners.
(There are so many things to do, just not enough time.)
- Once your bulbs have died down, leave the foliage, which is nutrients for next year.
- Spring blooming shrubs can be pruned as soon as flowers fade.
- Prune rose bushes. Rake up stems and leaves to avoid fungus. Fertilize and mulch.
- Fertilize trees, shrubs, and ground covers, mulch.
- Fruit trees can still be planted
- Fertilize all fruit if not done last month.
- Plant beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, greens, radishes, and potatoes
- Start transplants for warm-season vegetable indoors
- Do not plant frost-sensitive plants until May.
- Mulching flower beds and vegetable gardens with several layers of newspapers will help prevent weeds. Cover with straw or mulch
- Keep an eye out for hummingbirds and get feeders ready. They usually appear around April 15.