National Lawn and Garden Month is celebrated each year in April.

Lawns and gardens go together. By spring we are all anxious to get outside and enjoy the nice weather and the rebirth of all things green. In most residential neighborhoods making the most out of your outdoor space means adapting to small spaces. Where space is at a premium, container or raised gardens make having fresh vegetables possible for your table. 

Flowers and greenery beautify the space but prepare for proper care. Certain plants require shade and others full sun. Read the care instructions for the flowers you’re considering planting. Are they perennial or annual? Depending on the acidity of the soil, the amount of rain you receive and the zone where you live, certain plants considered perennial for one area will not thrive in another zone. 

April is the perfect time to clean up your lawn and get it ready for summer. It’s important to get the mowing height right when you mow your lawn. Most lawns do well at 2” to 3”, but it’s a good idea to leave it a little longer during hot months. Leaving the grass clippings on your lawn recycles the plant nutrients back into the soil and is a great fertilizer. Always use a sharp blade for mowing as a dull blade will tear the grass rather than cutting it. Water and fertilize your lawn, but don’t overdo either. A lawn survives better if it is underwatered and underfertilized than it does if you overdo it. Too much water will drown the grass and too much fertilizer will burn it.

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Put on the garden gloves and tune up the lawn mower. It’s time to spruce up around the house! Use #LawnAndGardenMonth to share on social media.


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