Oh yes, all of you fellow gardeners know I how I feel... I can finally take a lap around my yard and admire all of the random perrenials I have planted. They hyacinths are so beautiful and fragrant (sigh). However, there is much work to be done this month.
Top 5 garden tips for April
1. fill up and turn the composter often: if it doesn't smell bad then it working, if it does smell you should check to see if it needs some dry matter (leaves, twigs)
2. plant some new bulbs: why not? they are all over the stores and hopefully on sale, today i planted peonies, irises, and liatris
3. repot anything that is getting big: if you have already started some seeds indoors like i have, they are probably a few inches tall by now :) , this is when i start repotting them to give them more room to add a few extra inches b4 they go out side for good... we have to wait an awful long time in MI for the last frost to visit us :( therefore i will have to continue to crowd the windowsills throughout my house for a few more weeks
4. clean up any dead leaves/perrenials from last year: i usually wait until spring to pull off most dead leaves and twigs from last year's perrenials, i also push away the wood chips to give this year's sprouts some room to come up and get maximum sunshine
5. plant some seeds: if you have not planted seeds yet, it is not too late, this is the perfect time to start some seeds indoors, all you need are small containers, soil, seeds, water daily, keep in a warm sunny place, i recommend starting with basil, tomatoes, chives, and parsely, kids love to watch plants grow (even my high school students enjoy this, stay tuned for our project we will be starting next week