Garden chores of the month: April

April is when the fever to be outdoors and dig in the dirt starts stirring within garden enthusiasts.  April is the month when landscape maintenance really begins for the upcoming seasons.  Here are a few items to care of in your yard:

  • Prune roses to live wood.
  • Begin lawn mowing operations.
  • Apply crabgrass preventative.
  • Apply herbicide for dandelions.
  • Apply weed pre-emergent in planting beds.
  • Fertilize lawn.
  • Aerate lawn (any time when the ground isn’t frozen and when it’s not extremely hot).
  • Remove tree wrap.
  • Activate sprinkler system.
  • Follow temporary draining instructions for sprinkler system as temperatures dictate.

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