Garden Center Calendar: April Gardening Tasks

Spring has sprung at your local garden center.

garden center calendar april gardening tasks

Here at Millcreek Gardens, we’re fully stocked with all the plants, tools and supplies that can help you create and maintain a gorgeous landscape and bountiful garden. Anything and everything you might need to carry out your April gardening tasks can be found at our Salt Lake City plant nursery.

So, what are the most important goals should you aim to accomplish with your April gardening?

Control Your Garden Weeds

Your April gardening chore list should definitely include weeding.

Weeds are far easier to remove now than they will be next month when the weather gets warmer and the soil gets drier. Use a hoe or pull up young weeds by hand before they have a chance to take over your garden.

Prune Your Spring-Flowering Shrubs

Does your garden contain any spring-flowering shrubs? If so, and your shrubs have already bloomed, prune them in April to encourage new bud development next season.

Divide Your Fall-Blooming Perennials

Fall-blooming perennials should be divided in April. Dig yours up, divide their root clumps to create separate plants and either share with family and friends or replant the divisions at another location in your garden.

Divide Your Cool Season Ornamental Grasses

You’ll also need to divide any cool season ornamental grasses in your landscape this month. April is when new growth begins to emerge, so now’s the ideal time to take on this task.

Manage Garden Pests and Disease

Evidence of garden pests and disease can often be seen in April. Check your fruit trees and landscaping trees carefully for signs of a problem. Visit Millcreek Gardens for advice on what to look for and how to address any issues.

Take Care of Your Lawn

Pick up fertilizer from your local garden center and apply it this spring to help ensure that your lawn gets off to a vigorous, healthy start. April is also a good time to remove thatch buildup and overseed the lawn. Finally, before mowing, check to make sure the blade is sharp enough to avoid tearing the grass.

Rotate Your Indoor Plants

April gardening focuses primarily on outdoor tasks, but your indoor plants need a little springtime love as well. Rotate your houseplants this month, turning them so that light hits the opposite side. This helps ensure even growth and a more balanced shape.

If you have more questions about April gardening, visit us here at Millcreek Gardens for expert answers and advice suited to our unique Northern Utah growing conditions. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff would love to help you accomplish all your April gardening goals. Let us put our experience to work for you and you’ll be rewarded with a healthy and beautiful landscape. We look forward to seeing you soon at our Salt Lake City garden center.