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.