Strawberries

APRIL GARDEN "TO DO" LIST

 

GENERAL GARDEN CARE

  •  Plant Cool Season annuals that can tolerate a light frost.

  • Add 2-4 inches of compost to garden beds.

  • Measure rainfall to assure 1 inch of water a week in garden.

 

TREES AND SHRUBS

  •  Plant trees and shrubs.  Last Friday in April is National Arbor Day.

  •  Wait one year to fertilize new woody plantings.

 

ANNUAL AND PERENNIALS:

  • Plant perennials, hardy grasses and roses.

  • Divide mature summer and fall blooming perennials when they are 4-6 inches tall.  Do not divide day lilies (September), oriental poppies (July) or iris (late July) at this time.

  • Fertilize spring flowering bulbs with a 5-10-5 or 10-10-10 as new growth emerges.

  • Stay on top of weeds.

  • Begin uncovering roses.  Top-dress with 6-2-0 organic slow release fertilizer.

  • Later in the month begin to harden off warm season vegetables and flowers.

  • Plant strawberries.

 

LAWN CARE

  • Lawns can be treated with crab grass control in early to mid April before weeds germinate.

 

 INDOOR GARDEN

  • Continue to bring houseplants indoors until temps are consistently 50-60 degrees.

 

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/72987.pdf

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/plantinfo/checklist/april