April

  • Dead head naturalised bulbs to keep them vigourous and healthy.
  • Prick out and pot on seedlings before they become overcrowded.
  • Re-pot container plants which are pot bound.  Gently loosen the rootball before placing in to a larger container.
  • Now is the time to weed borders and protect any young shooting plants with fleece.
  • Rake moss from lawns with a spring rake towards the end of the month.
  • Continue with your slug and snail control.
  • Ventilate greenhouses in good weather to help prevent a build up of pest and disease.
  • Feed and water plants in greenhouses and cold frames.
  • This is the month to start sowing many of your salad vegetables.
  • Deadhead daffodils as soon as the flowers fade.
  • Maintain a high setting on your lawn mower to protect against late frosts and weed invasion.
  • Feed wild birds duing the nesting period and keep a good supply of water available and top up bird baths and ponds.
  • Stake tall growing perennials.
  • Give roses and shrubs a feed of slow release fertiliser.
  • Plant trees, climbers and shrubs before the weather warms up.
  • Add aquatic plants such as water lilies to your garden pond.
  • Sow new lawn areas with grass seed.

 

           April Garden

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