As the weather cools down, it’s a great time to be in the garden and there should be plenty to harvest in April, especially if you have been super organized and planted some crops in your veggie garden. Don’t let it go to waste and get your kids to take part in harvesting for fun also! Mine love hunting for pumpkins!
1. Give your garden a good clear out
Spruce up your garden by giving it a good clear out. Remove spent summer flowers and dead head anything that might have one last push in it. Apply the Richgro Black Marvel Rose and Flower Food Liquids for a boost, as plants feel the need for a feed at this time of the year and the liquids will be taken up quickly.
A dry winter is a dangerous one as it can really stress out plants and autumn rains can be sporadic. This dries out gardens beds and pots although you might not notice it as the temperature is cooler. Water regularly and use Richgro Ezi Wet Liquid Soil Soaker to help water penetration and eliminate dry patches.
3. Add some veggies to the garden bed
April is a good time to plant cool-season vegetables such as Leeks, Lettuce, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onions, Celery and all the brassicas too. Add compost to your veggie patch before planting – I can never make enough of my own so I use Richgro Black Marvel Garden Compost for an extra boost of natural organic nutrients and to ensure strong and healthy plants.
Mix one part compost with three parts existing soil and dig in well ensuring that the soil is well blended. Once you are happy that the soil is well mixed, plant following the instructions on the plant label.
4. Don’t neglect your lawn
Don’t neglect your lawn! Feed and apply a soil wetter for improved watering and a stronger root system in winter which will help your lawn fight off weeds. It is the perfect time to apply a weedkiller such as Lawn Feed & Weed (Liquid) to stop the germination of Bindii and the subsequent spike in Spring.
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