Spring is finally here! While the days are lengthening and the sun is shining, it isn’t too warm to be outside yet. So this month is a perfect time to get out there and get your garden ready for summer. There are many things you can do in the garden in April, and I want to tell you more about them today. Here are 4 amazing things you can do in the garden in April.
Here are 4 amazing things you can do in the garden in April
Plant new plants
One thing you can do in the garden in April is plant new plants. It’s a perfect time of year to start planting, so get out there and find some new plants to add to your garden. Check out your local nursery or home improvement store for some new additions. You may also want to consider getting started with hydroponics – an easy way to grow plants without soil or sunlight.
Prune fruit trees
Pruning fruit trees is an important task in the early spring. Trees that are not pruned during the winter can suffer from loss of vigor, poor form, and excessive tree growth.
You should start by removing any damaged or diseased branches first. Then, you should trim off any dead wood, suckers, large limbs, or trunks from below the graft union. Trim back vigorous shoots to a height of 3 to 4 feet and thin dense clusters of lower branches so as not to overburden them with foliage. Lastly, remove any stems that rub against each other or grow high enough to make contact with the wires in an electric fence.
If you want your fruit trees to be productive for many years, it is worth investing some time and money into this process now.
Spread mulch around your plants
Mulching is a great way to keep your plants healthy and green. When you mulch, you add a layer of organic material, like leaves or bark chips, around your plants. This layer prevents moisture from evaporating away, reducing watering time and keeping the soil moist. Mulching also helps control weed growth by depriving them of light and competition for water in the soil.
Weed out the garden
The number one task in the garden in April is to weed the garden. It sounds like a no-brainer, but if you have weeds that have gone to seed and have been there for too long, it will be hard to get rid of them. Weeding can be time-consuming, so make sure you weed thoroughly, down to the roots. The number one tool for weeding is a hoe.