21The months of March and April are the most important time for all gardeners. During this time you make all the necessary preparations in the garden so that the trees and bushes grow and thrive properly. During this time, migratory birds also build their nests. Our gardening should best be based on the rhythm of the surrounding nature. Even without great gardening experience, with close observation you could get the basics of gardening in April for yourself. We have attached a few gardening tips that will help you complete your tasks in the garden in a more relaxed manner. How to look after your own garden, allotment or backyard in April, we try to summarize as conclusively as possible in the following lines. Whether lawn, bushes, trees or fruit trees, everything calls for love and attention in the still cold and far too young spring days. So roll up your sleeves!
Gardening in April – with a plan you always get good results
Rid the garden of annoying leaves, fill the soil with compost and humus, sow and plant
Make sure the lawn is dry before mowing
Quickly put the flowers from the garden center in the ground
Gardening in April – which tasks should you do urgently?
As already mentioned, the garden needs loving care in order to be able to thrive beautifully and magnificently. It is important to do a spring cleaning in the garden first. First we should remove all foliage (if any) as well as all weak leaves and shoots from all plants. Many plants are only exposed or planted outdoors after the Ice Saints. That means you have enough time to prepare your garden for the summer in peace and quiet. Weeding is announced after cleaning. You can also work on the compost soil and use it to enrich raised beds, lawns and fruit trees. Danger! Cutting down the trees is strictly forbidden right now, as the birds are building their nests and breeding. It is good to cut back roses in April and divide perennials. In April you can also sow early vegetables and summer flowers and plant youngsters in the ground.
The berry bushes can be pruned back in April
Plant lots of bee-friendly plants
Planting and sowing is also part of gardening in April
When the soil is enriched with humus and compost, you can already plant and sow the first garden crops. If you have a raised bed, you can put crispy youngsters in it. Swiss chard, lamb’s lettuce, kohlrabi and cabbage are perfect for planting this month. If it is still too cold in the garden, you can cover the vegetables with foil. April is the perfect time to sow early greens and summer flowers. Peas, lettuce, carrots and cabbage are just a few of the vegetables you can plant now. You can sow peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers in your garden this month. We would simply recommend all of the summer flowers.
After clearing the soil of weeds and enriching it with humus, you can plant as much as you like
The better you plan the garden design, the more magnificent the result will be – let your imagination run wild!
The sunflowers and marigolds give you a sunny mood until late autumn. But it can also be a colorful mixed bouquet of sunflowers. The seeds of the fragrant herbs such as dill, parsley and leek, but also sage, oregano and rosemary must not be forgotten when sowing.
The strawberries are also usually shared in April – strawberries should definitely be in the garden
Peas, carrots, cabbage and lettuce can also be sown in April
Gardening in April – the most important things at a glance
Whether you have gardening experience or not, it’s always good to have a plan. We have attached a summary of all the important tasks in April. So you can be sure that you won’t forget or mess anything up.
Whether you are creating a kitchen garden, a raised bed, or just want to mow the lawn – all plants need a lot of love and attention
A raised bed is the quickest way to learn how to grow a vegetable garden
Check the garden regularly for weeds and pests
Every garden should have enough space for herbs
With the right tool, you can pursue your hobby every weekend and look forward to an improved mood
Regularly relieve the garden of waste and create enough space for the young plants
Clear the yard or garden of old leaves
Pull weeds, cut back roses and berry bushes
Share ferns and perennials
Mow lawns, add compost to fruit trees, lawns and beds
Set the first youngsters such as chard, cabbage, lettuce and kohlrabi (cover with foil if necessary)
Sow early vegetables such as peas, carrots, cabbage and lettuce
Sow kitchen herbs such as dill, parsley, leeks
Sow summer flowers
High time to put pupils in the ground
The early vegetables such as chard and many salads can be planted now
Of course, it would be advisable to check the plants for pests and diseases. Otherwise, you can still water your plants regularly and stay active, because there will still be a lot to do in the garden in May. More on that – coming soon! Stay healthy and take good care of your garden and plants!
After all, the garden is a place for rest and relaxation and it should be like that again
Roses and berry bushes can now be cut back
The more flowers you plant, the better in every single way
Tomatoes, cucumbers and courgettes can slowly get out of their tubs
A well-incorporated soil will pay for itself very soon
You can get seeds anywhere right now – take advantage of that
Fresh and crunchy salads from your own garden – wouldn’t that be just great!
Gardening in April isn’t just fun. It can be described as healing and meditative.
Spend as much time in the garden as you can and you will always be healthy and in good spirits