Maintaining Your Landscape - April

-Remove any remaining coverings, such as burlap, from your plants.
-Divide perennials that may be getting too large, such as ornamental grasses.
-Prepare your soil by getting a soil test.
-Apply crabgrass preventer to established lawns.
-Apply Preen to reduce weeds later in the season and a fresh layer of mulch.
-Seed lawns and bare spots to reduce erosion.
-Fertilize your plants with a slow release plant food, such as Plant Tone or Osmocote, to get their season off to a great start.
-Prune spring flowering shrubs, such as forsythia, after they finish flowering.
-Prune hedges before new growth starts.
-Plant pansies once the nights are above 32°F.
-Plant summer flowering bulbs, such as lilies, dahlias, and cannas
-Sow seeds or plant cold crops directly into your garden, including broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower, beets, brussels and much more
-Start seeds for summer fruits and flowers indoors, such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, and watermelon. 
-Make repairs to birdhouses and feeders.
-Aerate or rake your lawn to encourage thicker growth.

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