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April

Tips for April
  • Prune roses, ideally leaving buds facing out to promote better light penetration and aeration
  • Let snow melt naturally
  • Garden soil should be worked shallowly to prevent soil microorganisms dying from exposure to sun and dryness
  • If you need to walk on the lawn or flower beds when the soil is still wet, use boards to distribute your weight and reduce soil compaction
General Maintenance in April for Zone 3
  • Clean and prepare gardening tools
  • Turn compost to speed decomposition
  • Rake up dead leaves from lawns and flower beds
  • Visit your nearest Passion Jardins garden center early in the season for information on new plants and products
 

Chores for early April

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Trees-Shrubs-Conifers
  • Untie shrubs
  • Prune dead, broken, or unhealthy branches.
  • Repair sections damaged by frost or snow
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Perennials:
  • Prune dry, above-ground parts of perennials and grasses
  • Prepare peony supports
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Vegetable Garden:
  • Sow edible flowers, vegetables, and herbs indoors
annuelles
Annuals and Bulbs
  • Sow annuals like cosmos, impatiens, zinnias, and snapdragons indoors
  • Clean decorative pots for future flower arrangements
 

Chores for mid-April

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Trees-Shrubs-Conifers
  • Maintenance prune summer-flowering shrubs, shrub roses, and deciduous hedges where necessary
  • Remove protective winter covers and snow fences, but leave rose cones
  • Untie shrub roses
vivaces
Perennials
  • Prune dry, above-ground parts of perennials and grasses
  • Prepare peony supports
potager
Vegetable Garden
  • Sow edible flowers, vegetables, and herbs indoors
annuelles
Annuals and Bulbs
  • For earlier blooms, start summer bulbs like cannas, tuberous begonias, dahlias, crocosmias, gladioli, etc. indoors in pots
  • Clean decorative pots for future flower arrangements
pelouse
Lawn
  • Prepare lawn mower and edge trimmer
 

Chores for late April

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Trees-Shrubs-Conifers
  • Maintenance prune on summer-flowering shrubs, shrub roses, and deciduous hedges, where necessary
  • Remove protective winter covers and snow fences, but leave rose cones
  • Transplant trees and shrubs before leaf emergence using To Order Essay
  • Apply dormant oil to trees and shrubs subject to insect pests
  • Buy and plant bare root roses, trees, and shrubs
  • Ask for the tree, shrub, and conifer 5 year warranty folder at the Passion Jardins garden center
vivaces
Perennials
potager
Vegetable Garden
  • Gently hoe soil surface to aid air and water penetration (be careful to avoid compacting the soil)
  • Prune vines
fruitiers
Fruit Trees
  • Apply dormant oil before buds open
annuelles
Annuals and Bulbs
  • For earlier blooms, start summer bulbs like cannas, tuberous begonias, dahlias, crocosmias, gladioli, etc. indoors in pots
  • Clean decorative pots for future flower arrangements
pelouse
Lawn
  • Gently rake lawn after snow melts
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Pond
  • Remove leaves and debris from water surface
  • Check that the pump and other equipment are working properly
  • Buy maintenance products for the season