Spring has arrived, and we couldn’t be more thankful for all the warmer and brighter days ahead! Depending on where you live, you could be knee-deep in the dirt by now or patiently awaiting the snow to melt away. Either way, it’s Spring, and it’s time to shine! Get those gloves on. It’s time to check off all our April gardening to-dos!
Patio & Planters
|Replace the top 5 cm of soil with fresh soil for full planters.|
|Transplant seeds into planters and keeps them indoors until the last frost.|
|Plant container bulbs; Ranunculus, Anemone, Peony, Calla Lily, Canna Lily, Asiatic Lily, Dahlias, Begonias, Crocosmia.|
Clean up & Compost
|Clean up winter debris in flower beds; this will disturb slugs from their overwintering areas.|
|Improve drainage in heavy soil areas by mixing in plenty of compost.|
|Look for signs of pests and disease. Remember, prevention is always easier than repair.|
|Start planting perennials.|
|Divide last year’s perennials as needed.|
|Before planting, powder your potatoes in Sulphur to prevent disease.|
|Divide or thin all summer blooming perennials.|
|Transplant Lettuce, Peas, Radishes, Carrots, Cabbage, Broccoli, Beets, Spinach.|
|With more hours of sunlight, houseplants require more water & attention. A great time to transplant them into large pots.|
|Start feeding the garden with Nurseryland Vegetable, Flower & Garden 12-16-12.|
Lawn & Pond
|Rake moss out of lawns re-seed where necessary.|
|To green up your lawn with Nurseryland lawn food 6kg.|
|Spring is the best time to introduce water plants and fish to your pond. Try Clean For Ponds to reduce build-up and start running your pump.|
Miscellaneous & More!
As you can tell, there is plenty for us to do in the garden in April. If you need more to do, we suggest getting the power washer out to clean up those patio stones and paved areas. Afterwards, you can take care of those pesky reoccurring weeds by applying your favourite weed-killing spray. Plus, now might be a good time to start thinking of the most crucial time of the year, Mother’s Day!