April To Do List:

It’s spring cleanup time again, here are some simple steps you can take to make your garden ready for April.

cedar rim nursery spring cleanup
cedar rim nursery spring cleanup
  1. Start your spring cleanup by weeding the garden, trimming Boxwood and conifer hedges as required.
  2. Power rake, top dress, seed and aerate your lawn if needed and apply a de-moss product if you have a problem with moss. Apply moss killer & Lime. – See our Lawn Care Tips for more
  3. Apply slug bait to susceptible plants (Hostas, Echinaceas, Salvias & Rudbeckias)
  4. Feed your shrubs & roses.
  5. Tie up climbing and rambling roses.
  6. Divide bamboo, water lilies & perennials you wish to reduce in size.
  7. Prune spring flowering shrubs that require maintenance after they have finished flowering. Apply fertilizer & mulch with compost.
  8. If you are lucky enough to own a greenhouse, you can get a jump-start your seasonal spring cleanup by planting your tomato’s & hanging baskets. Starter plants are now arriving daily.
  9. Get your potatoes planted.
  10. Peas, cabbage, broccoli & other cool season vegetables can be planted. Lettuce & spinach will benefit from frost protection.
  11. Plant Fruit Trees, Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Currants, Blueberries and other Small Fruits this month. We have an extensive selection to choose from!
  12. Purchase your summer bulbs – to get a head start on growth, Dahlias and Cannas are best started indoors or in a frost free space in a 6” pot in April and then planted in the garden in May.
  13. Purchase Mason Bees now so they can aid with fruit tree pollination.
  14. Feed your citrus plants.
  15. Increase water given to Houseplants and start to fertilize again.

What’s blooming?

  • Cherry Blossom Trees
  • Daffodils
  • Tulips
  • Magnolia
  • Azaleas
  • Rhodo
  • Forsythia
  • Osteospermum
  • Dianthus
  • Easter Lily
  • Bellis
spring cherry trees
Flowering Cherry Trees
spring azaleas
easter lily
Easter Lily