April gardening tips
In April, blossoms will appear on the trees, cheery daffodils will spring up from the ground and a few days of warm sunshine might even be in the mix! However, April tends to be unpredictable weather-wise with lots of rain and very cold days and nights. Beware of frosts, keep an eye out for pests and watch for weeds and excessive lawn growth this month.
What to do in the garden in April
Plants and Flowers
This month is all about making sure your flowers are well nourished. Invest in some good quality plant food to feed hungry plants and flowers and help them flourish. Sunflowers, petunias and marigolds are all worth planting now.
Keep protecting your fruit blossom from any late (but not unexpected) frosts, Prune fig trees and feed any citrus plants. It’s your last chance to grow strawberry plants too!
Marrows, aubergines, courgettes and squash should be sown now, make sure you keep them under cover until the warmer weather sets in.
Top 5 Gardening Tasks for April
- Keep weeds under control
- Tie in climbing and rambling roses
- Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed outdoors
- Increase the water given to houseplants
- Sow new lawns or repair bare patches
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