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April Gardening Jobs

Category Garden
Published 1 April 2020

April Gardening Jobs

With April here already, we’re now moving into the season of warmer sun and showers that will start to bring your garden to life.

Our top tips below will ensure you make the most of this month in preparation for your plants and flower beds to enter full bloom!

Flowering plants

Top Tips

  • As April brings a rise in temperature, it also bring an increase in garden weeds. Keep an eye out for these common plant-life pests, keeping weed killer or garden hand tools close by to effectively remove any offenders as you go
  • As things heat up, so should your watering routine. Keep your house plants happy and well-watered, but take care not to drown the roots
  • Sow new lawns and repair bare patches for a luscious green space when summer is in full swing
  • Plant lily bulbs with a half-filled 30cm container of compost to cover three bulbs. Once the plants begin to shoot, move them into the sun to encourage full bloom
  • Prepare for the growing season by digging in compost and manure. Dig a 5cm (or more) layer of compost or well-rotted manure into your beds or work with general purpose fertiliser. Apply a layer of mulch around your perennials, trees and shrubs before the hot weather arrives.
  • Many crops can be directly sown into the ground, including parsnips, cabbages and radishes, and April is the perfect time to kick-start your veggie patch!