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April in the Garden

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A bit hit and miss at this time of year with some lovely sunny days and then April showers but to make the most of those nice days and brighten up the dull ones inject some colour in your garden by potting up spring containers, borders and hanging baskets with plants and flowers. You can also start to transplant vegetables outside, just watch out for frosts! It's also the time to start spring lawn treatments for lush green lawns this summer.

Lawn Care

Use a triple action product like Aftercut All in One to combat weeds and moss. Now is also a great time to tackle bare patches and to sow a new lawn. Gro-Sure Smart Seed is the UK’s best-selling lawn seed and is guaranteed to grow.

Flowers and containers

Sow hardy annuals outside once all risk of frost has passed. Get ready to buy spring bedding plants like Geraniums, Petunias, Busy Lizzies and Zinnias later on this month to create colourful containers and hanging baskets. Use a compost specifically designed for pots and containers to stop them drying out later in the season.

TOP TIP – Smarten up beds and borders and prevent weeds by using Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover as a protective mulch.

Fruit and Vegetables

It’s all go in the veggie plot this month! Sow Courgettes outside. Re-pot Chillies, Peppers and Tomatoes and get ready to put them outside next month. Start off cucumbers seeds inside or in the greenhouse. Plant Strawberries outside in a sunny spot once it warms up a bit. Start harvesting Asparagus plants.

TOP TIP – Use a compost which is specifically designed for seed sowings like Gro-Sure Seed and Cutting Compost


1. Give your lawn a spring treatment

2. Use spring bedding in containers and borders

3. Sow a giant sunflower

4. Pot on young plants

5. Plant strawberries outside

Posted by Charlie Groves

Charlie is the manager at Groves Nurseries.  He is the 6th generation of C.W. Groves to run the garden centre. 

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