April Gardening Calendar

April gardening calendar with gardening tips

Wondering What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden?

Below is a calendar of key things you can be doing in your garden during the month of April.

april gardening tips calendar images pepper plant, cosmos flowers, rudebeckia and a person watering their houseplant

Approximate Timing & April Gardening Activities:

Early April

  • If you missed fertilizing in March, you’ll definitely want to get to it in April!  Fertilize perennials, shrubs and trees.
  • It’s a great time to plant – everything!

Happy Woman Gardener Hugging Tomatoes Growing


  • Plant warm weather herbs and vegetables such as basil, eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and summer squash (zucchini, crookneck, and scallopini).
  • Weed and feed your lawn.
  • Lettuce and cool weather herbs like dill, cilantro, and parsley, can be planted in shade.  You can utilize the shade from your tomato, and pepper plants once they are larger and plant your cool weather herbs in the same containers or beds. 

Late April

  • Happy Earth Day - April 22!
  • Add mulch around trees and in beds now to retain moisture for when temperatures rise.
  • Plant summer flowers like marigolds petunias alyssum and cosmos in the sun and impatiens  and begonias for shady locations.
  • Plant perennial plant starts for later summer bloom like Fuchsia, Rudbeckia, and Carnations.
  • To manage and prevent those pesty destructive aphids, we recommend Neem Oil or Bonide All Seasons Spray. You can also release Lady bugs at this time but don't do it and then spray. Sluggo is great to battle those annoying slugs.
  • Step up watering of Houseplants as temperatures get warmer.

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