April Garden Checklist

Our Jeffrey Alans Gardens have popped up in your local Jeffrey Alans Parking lots! Here's what you should be doing this month to prepare your garden for all that's to come this planting season.

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PREVENT WEEDS

As soon as you see forsythia blooming, which is an good indicator of when grass will start growing, you can apply pre-emergent weed killers and crabgrass preventer. 


APPLY GRASS SEED

As long as the ground is workable and not too wet, you can apply spring grass seed.


PREVENT FRUIT TREE PESTS

Spray fruit trees with dormant oil when temps are above 50 degrees to prevent pests.


PLANT THESE

  • trees and shrubs
  • perennials and groundcovers
  • cool-season annuals like pansies, violas, ranunculus, dianthus, dusty miller, lobelia, wall flower and nemesia
  • early-season vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage, onions, potatoes, asparagus, spinach, lettuce, carrots, radishes, peas and garlic
  • cool-season herbs like parsley, thyme, sage, oregano, chives and mint
  • small fruits, berry bushes and fruit trees. 

Wait to Plant these until May 1st or Mother's Day

  • warm-season flowers like impatiens, marigolds, and begonias
  • tender plants from bulbs and tubers, like elephant ears, cannas and dahlias
  • warm-season vegetables, like tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, melons and beans
  • warm-season herbs, like basil and dill

Please call ahead for specific plant availability. Plants will be arriving to our Jeffrey Alans gardens often and selection may vary.


EARLY PRUNING

You can cut back perennial grasses, but wait to prune spring blooming trees and shrubs until after they flower. Remove broken or damaged wood off plants anytime.


FERTILIZE ROSES

You can begin fertilizing roses as soon as you see new growth following the label instructions on liquid fertilizers and slow-release fertilizers.


CLEAN UP

It’s clean up time! Remove winter mulch, dead leaves and more to get ready for the spring season.