Gardener’s To-Do List for April

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of April.


plant more lettuceApril To-Do List for Zone 5

  • If the ground has thawed, divide and replant perennials, such as asters, bee balm, and hostas.
  • Plant roses and lily bulbs.
  • When the ground is warm and dry, transplant early tomatoes outdoors, inside protective Wallo'Waters.
  • Seed a second crop of lettuce (start the seeds indoors or sow them directly in the garden).
  • Sow spinach in the garden to get tender leaves before the weather warms.