Gardening Week-by-Week


April 15 – 21
Don’t be afraid to put your pansies and violas into the ground – they’re tough and can take the cold temperatures at night. It’s also time to spray plants with dormant oil to get rid of thrips and other bugs that might start popping up now that it’s warmer. And if you haven’t gotten your seed potatoes in the ground, start planting!

April 8 – 14
Cleanup time: cut back the dead foliage from your perennials and rake up pine needles from your garden. If you haven’t amended your soil yet, this is a good week to do it.

April 1 – April 7
Time to amend your soil by adding compost, mulch, and manure.