PLANTING TIPS FOR APRIL
April is a great month to get started in the garden!
The first thing to do as the weather warms and frost danger is past is to clean up from the winter. It’s a great time to remove leaves and prune. Be sure to compost or dispose of debris to reduce insect and disease populations that lie dormant in cold weather. Cover bare soil to reduce erosion. Use mulch or gravel for a clean look that is easy to maintain.
Now is a great time to plant roses!
Most nurseries will have potted Roses of every color and size ready to be planted for early bloom this month. Roses don’t like soil that is too moist and like to have full sun, air movement around them. Use a “3 in 1” product that has fertilizer, insecticide and fungicide all in one product. It is by far the BEST way to have great results.
Don’t forget Citrus Trees - If you don’t have room for a full sized lemon or lime tree, consider planting your favorite citrus in a dwarf form (available at most outlets) that can be kept in a pot. These are easy to take care of and yield a lot of spring and summer fruit.
And don’t forget the weeds! Now is the time to spray the weeds in your yard, in the cracks of the driveway and any other area where they pop up! “Ask Your Professional” for a good product for this purpose but be sure not to spray on any shrubs or plants that you want to see thrive in your garden this spring!