Gardener’s To-Do List for April

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


buy azalea plants while they're bloomingApril To-Do List for Zone 7

  • Pass by broccoli and cabbage on sale at garden centers—hot weather will soon arrive, causing plants to go to seed instead of forming edible heads.
  • Thin crowded carrots, chard, and lettuce.
  • Remove floating row covers from peas early in the month. Drive tall, twiggy branches into the ground next to the plants for support.
  • Mulch around the base of cool-season crops to keep their roots cool and moist.
  • Select new azalea and rhododendron bushes while they're in bloom to make sure that the color complements your landscape.