There’s plenty to do this month – get ready for gatherings, lawn care, new plantings, and more. Here’s a few tips to help!
Check out our April Garden Guide for more tips and remember that trees, shrubs, and perennials can be planted 12 months out of the year! The only difference is the amount of water they need depending on temperatures and wind!
1. Get Ready For Family & Friends!
Spring is here! April is time for holidays, great Coastal Bend weather, and outdoor gatherings with friends and family. A few pots or baskets of color can instantly transform your front porch. Maybe you could create a new outdoor seating area? Or add some big impact to your patio with a banana plant. Lots of possibilities. Bring pictures of your outdoor spaces and we can help with ideas.
2. Know Your Bugs
We get questions daily about various bugs found in and around gardens & homes – caterpillars are usually at the top of the list. Now, not all caterpillars are considered “bad”. We love our Monarchs, Swallowtails & other butterflies. Some, like the tussock moth and oakleaf caterpillar can do minimal damage to trees & gardens. And some can sting, like Asp or IO caterpillars. Get to know your caterpillars so you can enjoy them as you spend time outdoors. There are lots of good caterpillar resources online – here’s one!
3. Feed Your Lawn & Plants
Fertilizing or feeding your plants is a priority. This includes lawns, trees, and most plants. Everything is actively growing, which means they’ll need more food to continue looking their best. Check the April Garden Guide for our best suggestions.
4. Anchor Your Landscape With Trees
You can plant most trees year-round, but these favs will greatly benefit by planting now: Citrus, Crape Myrtles, Mountain Laurels, Wild Olive, and Bottlebrush. Planting now gives them time to start growing and you more time to enjoy.
5. Share Tips with New Gardeners
Lots of people are out gardening & working on their green thumbs. Wonderful! Chances are, if you’re a regular here at Gill’s, you know a thing or 2 about gardening. Now is a great time to share tips for success with friends and neighbors. You can always connect with us on Facebook and Instagram or send questions & pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us encourage new gardeners to subscribe to the Gill Garden News!
Check out our April Garden Guide for more tips!