April is the month when the spring rain and warmth really come in to support your lawn and garden. If you hesitated to plant anything in March because of the unpredictable weather, now’s the time to definitely get to work. Here’s what you can start planting this month:
Broaden your horizons from the coral bells and hellebores with a wider selection of perennials this month. Get some variety in your garden with bleeding heart, lavender, columbine, or creeping phlox.
You’ve gotten a taste of gardening in the past month by planting pansies and ranunculi, but now it’s time for the big leagues! Enjoy this season’s colorful selection of marigolds, zinnias, begonias, vinca, snapdragons, and so many more. Don’t throw caution to the wind, however, as the statistical last frost date for the Cincinnati area is around the last week of April.
There are plenty of colorful bulbs and tubers you can enjoy now, like dahlias, lilies, elephant ears, and gladiolus. Even if the weather takes a cold turn in April, these are tough enough to withstand that brief change.
Trees and Shrubs
If you’re looking to spruce up your yard with new trees and shrubs, now’s the time to get planting! Get some great texture and colors with shrubs like magnolia, viburnum, and azalea and trees like dogwood, weeping cherry, maple, oak, ginkgo, birch, and more. And if you’re interested in growing fruit, we recommend planting apple, cherry, apricot, or peach trees or blueberry, blackberry, raspberry bushes, or strawberry plants.
Expand your palette with a new array of veggies to grow and enjoy later on. There are so many vegetables to try, like cucumber, tomatoes, squash, kale, peppers, onions, lettuce, peas, corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, turnips, and spinach (to name a few).
For detailed information on planning, growing, and harvesting your vegetable garden, we encourage you to come learn from us or explore the Old Farmer’s Almanac at www.almanac.com.
At Burger Farm and Garden Center, we want to equip everyone with the tools and knowledge to make their plants, lawn, and garden beautiful and healthy. Learn more and visit us today at burgerfarms.com.