Landscape Supply of Draper Utah

April Tips and Checklist

  • Plant seeds of cool season vegetables (peas, lettuce, spinach and radishes…) as soon as garden soil is workable.
  • Check out over 55 different vegetable / herb fact sheets produced by USU Extension.
  • Consider planting peas in the garden every 2-3 weeks (until early May) to extend the harvest.
  • Click here for more information about how to plant and harvest asparagus.
  • Click here for more information about how to plant and harvest rhubarb.
  • Mechanically control young garden weeds by hoeing or hand pulling.
  • Protect fruit blossoms and tender garden plants from late freezing temperatures. Click here for critical temperatures in fruit.
  • If storing bulbs, check the bulb’s condition to ensure they are firm, removing any soft or rotten bulbs.
  • If locally available, plant bare root trees and shrubs, keeping the exposed roots moist until planted.
  • Wait to prune roses until after buds begin to swell to avoid late frosts damaging new growth.
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs (those that bloom before June) after they have bloomed to encourage new flower buds for next season.
  • Divide crowded, fall-blooming perennials.
  • Divide cool season ornamental grasses when new growth begins to emerge.
  • Apply chelated iron (FeEDDHA) to plants with prior problems with Iron Chlorosis.
  • Use organic (wood chips or bark) mulches to retain soil moisture around shrubs and trees.
  • Plant a tree to Celebrate National Arbor Day. The USU Tree Browser offers an interactive list of tree species adapted to the Intermountain West.
  • Apply pre-emergent herbicides in late March – mid April to control annual weeds in your lawn (crabgrass, spurge…).
  • Click here for information on planting a lawn.
  • In compacted sites, aerate with hollow core aerator when turfgrass is actively growing (April – June).
  • Check sprinkler systems for leaks, clean filters, fix and align heads.

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