Seasonal Tasks for the Descanso Gardener
Information provided by master gardener, Pam J.


  • "The first day of April is the day we wait for
    the other 364 days of the year."

    • Hang hummingbird feeders.
    • Clean, weed and amend vegetable gardens.
    • Mow and fertilize lawns.
    • Plant perennials and evergreens.
    • We have had early April snow flurries in recent years. Be prepared to protect new plantings.
    • Plant summer vegetables after last frost.
    • Continue to plant new summer-blooming bulbs. Crocosma, Glads, Lilies, Crinum, Alstromeria may still be planted.
    • Plant seeds after danger of last frost.
    • Fertilize berry vines and strawberries.
    • Shape up shrubs as they finish flowering:
      Azaleas, Lilacs, Forsythia, Camelias, Magnolias
    • Weed...Weed...Weed.
    • Sit and observe the beauty from your hard work. Start a garden journal.
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