Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Chores for APRIL in MOST of New England


Start up your lawn mower so you know it doesn't need a trip to the repair shop before grass cutting time. Also be sure the blades are SHARP.

Avoid working in the garden unless the soil breaks up in your
hand if you squeeze a lump of it.

Hummingbirds begin to appear this month in some places. Clean
the feeders and hang them for the "early birds"

Sow peas in the ground as soon as the frost is gone

Continue with the tree pruning. Get rid of dead and diseased limbs

You can prune your berry bushes-check a reference or
ask me

This is a good time to pull out weed trees and old bramble branches. They tend to yank out easily because the soil is still soft and moist.

Remove mulch from strawberries

Pansies can now be planted outside

If you have any bareroot plants going into the garden, soak them overnight before planting. also be sure to trim off any super long or broken roots.

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