In April, it is time to fertilize. The plants are waking up quickly and nutritional support is critical at this stage.

The lawns should be supplemented with carefully selected “Lawn Fertilizer”, organically based for a slow-release.

The bulbs will be finishing with their blooming, it is time for the leaves to re-charge the bulbs for next year – they need fertilizer. You may use specific “Bulb Food” which is organically based from fish bones, so it is very high in calcium and lasts 2 months per application. Alternatively you may also use the “Bulb Food” which is organically based and lasts 1 month per application.

Trees & Shrubs need fertilizer to build all the leaves, roots and woody branches. If the soil is quite alkaline you need to lower the pH of the soil . You may use 5% sulfur to lower the pH and provide organically based major and minor nutrients. Once in the early spring and once in the late fall is all they need.

With the roses it is time to just hold on. Don’t push tender new growth at this time. May would be a better month to touch the roses.. Only give them Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) now. Magnesium is the main element in chlorophyll (the green part of the leaves).

Get rid of weeds in the lawns and the planting beds. The earth-friendly way is to spot spray or pull the weeds:

Some of the plants that are safe to plant now may include;

 Heuchera (Coral Bells), Iberis (Candytuft), Viola (Johnny Jump Up), Hellebore (Lenten Rose)

Cool Season Annuals

 Pansy, Stock, Sweet Allysum, Primrose, Oseospermum

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