Finally, spring has come! Throwing an overview of your garden, comes to mind somehow the following question “From where should I start the work?”? So much to do in every corner of the garden in this month that it is difficult to figure out where you should start.
There are a few projects you can make in the garden in April to make it look beautiful for the season. Once you started gardening, make sure you do not overdo it! It’s already been a few months since you stopped working in the garden, so take it easy, lest you get back pain.
Shrubs and trees
There is still time to plant trees and shrubs. However, in mid-will already be a little too late to transplant trees or large shrubs, so do it early.
March, April and June are ideal for trimming evergreen plants. So if your juniper, cypress or pine requiring trimming with scissors or a saw, now is the right time to do it. Remove any dead branches, diseased or unsightly ones. However, do not cut to the trunk.
Mow forsythia bushes after they finish blooming.
Plants evergreen with broad and needle leafs benefit from a best of a fertilizer containing nitrogen if you spread light at their roots.
Perennials, annuals and bulbs
The bulbs are planted in April for some summer flowers such as lilies, gladioli and dahlias. Mix the soil with bulb fertilizer, processed manure and peat moss. Plants with tubers should not be moved out until danger of frost passes so wait till May.
Sow seeds of annual plants such as aster, cosmos, marigold in the garden.
When all danger of frost has passed, you can move outside fuchsia and geraniums. Mow them, feed them and change their pot if necessary. Wet them thoroughly with water.
When plants have finished flowering spring bulbs should break their flowers. Do not cut the leaves if are still green! They continue to grow next few weeks and to feed bulb with nutrients necessary for flowering next year.
Divide perennials such as hemerocallis, delphinium, iris, chrysanthemums, daisies and phlox (Phlox). The plants obtained can be given in exchange or as a gift to friends or to be moved to a new area of the garden.
Thea hybrid roses should be fed before the buds begin to open. Using a systemic fertilizer will help prevent infestation by insect pests during the summer, because feeds roses.
In November plant rose bushes before they start their growth and buds swell. If you have a lake or a pond, plant aquatic plants at any time from mid. If you have a lake or a pond, planting aquatic plants at any time from mid.
Fruits and vegetables
Control weeds and loosen the soil, weeding between coats.
April is a good time to select and plant fruit trees and bushes of raspberry, blackberry and other related plants. They work best when they are planted in a location with full sun exposure.
Plant perennial vegetables such as asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish, etc. Also, it is time to plant peas, carrots, beets, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage etc. The plants which are harvested from the underground such as potatoes, radishes, parsnips and onions can be planted at any time. Towards the end you sow beans and corn. Loving vegetables of warmer weather as tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and peppers should not be sown until next month. After the plants spring from seeds, thin them to prevent their agglomeration.
Cut all dead shoots from raspberries. New shoots that will bear fruit this year should have edges new shoots swollen. Thin these offshoots in a number of 5 to 30 cm of each row, to allow good air circulation and prevent overcrowding.
Once passed all danger of frost, reveals layers of strawberry and keep them well watered.
Applying a spring lawn fertilizer should uniform the lawn and improve color and appearance. If the lawn grows weeds, use lawn fertilizer solution combined with the destruction of weeds so you can achieve two objectives through a single application.
Spring is also the best time to remove patches of dead grass and over-seeded lawn. Areas with dead grass can provide an environment for disease occurrence. Remove dead grass with a rake energetic, or a remote machine. OVERSEEDING facilitate filling in empty spaces and prevent muscle grass and weeds to grow back. Use about half a kilogram of good quality seed for every 28 square meters of lawn. Apply compost or soil over the seeds easy to keep them moist and to stay in place. Loosening turf will allow water to penetrate deeper into the soil and turf reduces the need to irrigate during the dry months of May. With a fork for gardening make some holes in the ground all over the lawn.
Because soon you will have to mow the grass, make sure the blade of the scythe or machine cut grass is quite sharp, so they do not break the ends of the grass. Set clipper blade so as to cut grass to a height of about 6 cm to avoid nakedness lawn. (A mower with plant debris collection bag will eliminate the need to rake subsequently shedding debris, prevents the formation of patches of dead grass and crop residues which will turn into mulch and be a food for lawn).
Decorative plants for your flat
Rotate the t decorative plants so as to have some light in all its parts, for a uniform growth and a balanced shape. As the sun gets stronger, some plants such as African violets will be taken out from Windows facing south to avoid leaves drying.
Spring cleaning plant will maintain its beauty and will help prevent diseases. Remove dead flowers, leaves or dead branches or any yellowed leaves. Remove dust from the leaves using kitchen spray. Clean leaves allow plants to breathe!
Pinching tips decorative foliage plants will stimulate the growth of new sprouts and make the plant more compact and bushy.
If you as an indoor plant Coleus (Urzicuta decorative) can still retrieve it to transplant seedlings in the garden. Use a sharp knife to cut dried stem and below a node where the leaves are attached. Remove the leaves below, soak in a solution of hormones the cutting end that stimulate root formation and insert it in a sterile pot filled with soil. These seedlings will be ready to be used as decor elements of garden at the beginning of June.
Little things you have to do:
Although we believe that this month is rainy, we could be wrong. Continuously irrigate the plants transplanted into focus in the driest time intervals.
Take time to check if the containers and the plants under the eaves of the house and tall evergreen plants get enough water.
If you receive Mail order plants and can’t resist the temptation to collect some perennials, before you are ready to plant them, make a trench and lay them on the ground, in a protected area.
If you want good ideas on flowers that you might like to have them in your yard next year, give a round at nurseries and florists.
Take a walk in the woods or parks to enjoy nature.
Remember that any results you get in your garden this month, means a lot of maintenance work next month!