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Tips for your April Garden – by Julie Molinare of The Grass is Always Greener Designs

When the weather warms up and the birds begin to sing, the hearts of gardeners begin to flutter. Whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned master, April is a great time to work on your to-do list and enjoy the gorgeous weather.

Planning is always number one on my list! If you have never made a plan for your garden, it is a great thing to do. If you cannot draw up a plan and do not want to call a professional, you can make a list of what you want in your garden and start doing the research.

Next comes planting. This month there are so many more plants available than last month. Take advantage of all the gorgeous trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals out there. You will hardly find a nicer time to plant in Santa Clarita (except of course for October).

Don’t forget to trim! If any of your plants suffered from one of our freezes, you can now safely remove the dead and damaged portions.

Hens and Chicks – Growing Succulents c/o Julie Molinare -

Hens and Chicks – Growing Succulents
c/o Julie Molinare –

Now is a great time to fertilize. If you have not started fertilizing your plants yet, get to it! The soil is warmer now so your plants can really access those nutrients. That includes cacti and succulents in and out of bloom.

Pruning is important, too. Early spring flowering shrubs and vines can be pruned while they are blooming or right after they have finished their show.

Take a look at your Hardenbergia and Gelsemium vines, California Lilacs, and winter grasses. Assess if they could use a haircut.

Hardenbergia  c/o Julie Molinare

Hardenbergia
c/o Julie Molinare

This is the month for bulbs. April is the month to start planting fall-blooming bulbs like Aconitum, Amaryllis, and Lycoris. You can also still plant those beautiful summer blooming Dahlias. Your garden will thank you for many years to come.

Start that veggie garden! The summer herbs and vegetables are out in 4-inch pots and six packs. Remember that if you do not have a lot of room, you can start small with just an herb garden or a couple of tomatoes. Tomatomania is still hopping! You can attend their April 12th & 13th event at Otto & Sons in Fillmore. You will be glad that you did!

Herb Basil c/o Julie Molinare

Herb Basil c/o Julie Molinare

 

I hope these tips have inspired you!  If you would like help beautifying your home and want to create the garden of your dreams, please give me a call 661-917-3521, or visit my website. I would love to collaborate with you!


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