Lawns – now is the time to start looking after your lawn.
Every gardener knows, trimmed edges can make all the difference! Apply a spring lawn feed now. Any bumps and hollows on lawns can be repaired by peeling back the turf and either adding or removing soil. Sowing new lawns, or reseeding patches, can be started this month, depending on the weather.
Flower garden – stake perennials before it’s too late, why not create attractive willow or hazel structures. Feed and spray roses (why not try an organic garlic formula).
Tackle weeds now before they start to get a hold In the garden. Feed borders with a general purpose fertiliser.
Prune penstemons and other slightly tender plants such as Teucrium now. Finish cutting back any dead foliage on perennials and grasses to make way for new growth.
Fruit and Veg – April is an ideal month to sow a wide range of vegetables directly into prepared drills, including carrots, turnips, peas, broad beans, spinach and lettuce.
Second early potatoes can be planted early in the month. Harvest asparagus spears when they are no more than 18cm tall.
At the end of the month tender vegetables like French and runner beans, squashes and courgettes can be sown indoors. Spray emerging peach and nectarine leaves to prevent peach leaf curl.
Feed raspberry canes, fruit bushes and fruit trees to encourage good crops.