April Lawn & Garden Tips

In the Garden

      • Start Your Veggies. Now is the time to start tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant…all the vegetables you love to harvest come summer. When planting be sure to amend the native soil at a 50/50 ratio with E.B. Stone Flower and Vegetable Planting Mix to break up the soil and add needed nutrients your veggies will need to produce an abundant harvest.
      • Color in Your Garden. All winter/cool season color like pansies and cyclamen should be replaced with plants that thrive in warm months like geraniums, marigolds, impatiens, petunias and more. Plant in the garden, pots and hanging baskets.
      • Waterwise Favorites. The selection of waterwise plants that thrive with little water and care has never been better! Plant low water geraniums, lavender, daylilies, lantana, butterfly bush and more.
      • Protect Your Plants from Snails and Slugs. Rain will bring out snails and slugs that feast on your garden. Apply Sluggo to protect your plants. Kid and pet safe.
      • Plant for Earth/Arbor Day. Show Mother Nature some love by planting a tree, shrub or a basket of flowers to celebrate.
      • Roses in Bloom. Now is a great time to choose from over 50 types of roses that are now in bloom. Choose from roses known for the fragrance, for cutting or landscape roses that require little care.
      • Reduce Fruit. What? Reducing a quarter of the fruit on deciduous trees now will give you’re a higher quality fruit and help prevent branch breakage.
      • Release Good Bugs. Release good garden bugs like ladybugs and praying mantis into the garden to eat bad bugs like aphids and thrips.
      • Water Wisely. As the weather warms up its important to water your garden. Maximize water use by watering between 6-9am with a deep watering.
      • Plant Summer Blooming Bulbs. Now is the time to plant Gladioli, Dahlias and Lilies for summer blooms. 

In the House

      • Home Inspection. Take a closer look at your houseplants. Prune, feed, and repot if the plant is getting crowded.  
      • Re-evaluate Your Watering. Houseplants may need to be watered more frequently as your home receives more sun. If the leaves start to droop or wilt start watering more frequently.
      • Vacation Outdoors. The night time temperatures are now similar to the temperature in your home. If you brought houseplants in for the winter now is a perfect time to move them back outdoors for a spring/summer vacation. 

For the Lawn

      • Feed Established Lawns. Be sure to feed your lawn regularly with Armstrong Lawn Fertilizer to encourage root growth and keep your lawn lush and green. 

For the Birds

      • Feed the Birds. Make sure feeders are clean and full with bird food to encourage birds, including hummingbirds, coming back.
      • Time for a Bath. Birds need a water source for bathing and drinking. Place a birdbath in your garden to attract birds in your yard.