Here are some things that can do this month in the garden!
► Remove weeds from the garden and ornamental beds early.
► Start a new compost pile for use later in the season. Come to our Get Growing Gardening Classes on April 14th. We'll be teaching about composting, raised bed gardening, and how to select and plant trees and shrubs. For more information go here and register here.
► Plant semi-cool crops such as cauliflower, carrots, beets, lettuce, potatoes and Swiss chard.
► Start an asparagus bed in a trench composed of the existing soil mixed with organic matter and an all-purpose fertilizer.
► Aerate the lawn to promote air and water movement, decrease thatch, increase fertilizer penetration and prepare to apply pre-emergent.
|Core aeration before you apply a pre-emgerent herbicide.|
► Apply a pre-emergent to turfgrass the first of April, and again the first of June, to control crabgrass and spurge.
► Wait to cut back foliage of spring blooming bulbs such as daffodils and tulips until the leaves turn yellow or die back.
► Prune shrubs that bloom after June 1st.
► Get some new strawberry plants for the berry patch.