Saturday, March 31, 2007

GARDEN CHORES FOR APRIL

APRIL

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.

Any questions about April?

2 Comments:

At April 01, 2007, Blogger mia said...

i'm so glad i found your blog! :-)
i worked as a landscape gardener and tree surgeon for many years back in Europe, but now i live in Ontario/Canada ( zone 5b) and didn't have much time for my own garden until very recently. Only this year i decided to start creating a veggie garden and it's fun to plan.
I've never really worked in a garden in North America before, so there is a lot to learn.
Right now i was wondering when to prune the raspberries?
best regards
mia

 
At April 01, 2007, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Hello Mia,
I have posted an entire article on pruning raspberries and other brambles. Check it out!

 

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