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.

-Prevent grub damage in your lawn by applying a season-long grub control (such as Scott's GrubEx)

-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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