April Gardening Tips

  • April is National Gardening Month.  Celebrate it along with Earth Day (April 22) and National Arbor Day (April 29) this month.
  • Visit local farmers’ markets, many of which will be opening this month and into May.
  • Plant bean, corn, squash, melon and other summer vegetable crop seeds.  Put in transplants of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.
  • Plant strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
  • Plant summer annual flowers after the last predicted spring frost date.
  • Host a plant swap with friends and fellow gardeners to swap cuttings or seeds.
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs such as spirea, flowering quince, azalea, jasmine and forsythia after they have bloomed.
  • Put house plants outside when any chance of a hard freeze has passed.
  • Fertilize warm-season lawns and plant new lawns.

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