April Tasks

Thanks to the sun, the weather is noticeably warmer and we enjoy it as much as the plants!

Bald patches in the lawn should be reseeded now.  Sprinkle seed and toss a small amount of compost or composted manure over seeds and keep moist.

Plant out gladioli bulbs and other summer flowering bulbs and tubers.

Don’t forget to bring a little spring inside.  Cut iris’s brighten the room with there smell and beauty.

Towards the middle or end of the month, get in tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.  Tomatoes need and early start here in the desert to get fruit set before the extreme heat arrives.

Layer fertilizer and compost on brambles for a great harvest in June.

Plant flowering planters with annuals for spring and summer color.  When using planters from last year, remember to remove at least 1/3 old soil and replace with new good potting soil.

Keep on the look out for slugs and snails in flower beds and vegetable beds.  Treat with Sluggo to keep them from getting out of control.

If you begin to notice holes in cabbage, cauliflower, kale and broccoli plants, look on the under side for cabbage worms.  Sprinkle spinosad on leaves to stop these devouring worms.

Continue to stake peas.

Continue weeding.

Plant onions from starts.