Just can’t wait to garden? Stop waiting! You should and can be doing these tasks, picked by Prairie Gardens Plant Experts, the month of April.
Enjoy Cool-season Annuals
Pansies, violas primrose, stock, snapdragons, and more cool-season annuals can all tolerate light frosts. Enjoy them outdoors in containers or planted in the garden and find them in Prairie Gardens greenhouses.
Plant Cool-Season Annual Vegetables
Radishes, lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, peas, kale, potatoes, onions, carrots, radishes.
Plant Perennial Fruits & Vegetables
Raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, asparagus & rhubarb
As soon as you see forsythia blooming, which is an good indicator of when grass will start growing, you can apply pre-emergent weed killers and crabgrass preventer.
Apply Grass Seed
As long as the ground is workable and not too wet, you can apply spring grass seed.
Prevent Fruit Tree Pests
Spray fruit trees with dormant oil when temps are above 50 degrees to prevent pests.
You can cut back perennial grasses, but wait to prune spring blooming trees and shrubs until after they flower. Remove broken or damaged wood off plants anytime.
You can begin fertilizing roses as soon as you see new growth following the label instructions on liquid fertilizers and slow-release fertilizers.
It’s clean up time! Remove winter mulch, dead leaves and more to get ready for the spring season.