In April, Alabama experiences the full bloom of spring with warmer temperatures and increased plant activity. Here are some relevant landscape tips for Alabama in April:

1. Blooming Flowers: Enjoy the abundance of spring flowers in April. Consider planting annuals like marigolds, petunias, and impatiens for continuous color throughout the season. We expect our annual inventory to arrive mid April!

2. Lawn Maintenance: Continue regular lawn care activities such as mowing, fertilizing, and watering. Adjust the mower height to accommodate the faster growth of grass during the warmer weather.

3. Mulching: Apply a fresh layer of mulch around trees, shrubs, and flower beds to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.

4. Pruning: Prune spring-flowering shrubs and trees after they have finished blooming. Shape and control the size of plants to maintain an aesthetically pleasing landscape.

5. Container Gardening: Explore container gardening for added versatility in your landscape. Plant flowers in containers to create focal points or enhance small spaces.

6. Weed Control: Stay vigilant with weed control. Hand-pull weeds or use herbicides to keep them in check, especially in areas where they may compete with desirable plants.

7. Pest Monitoring: Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, caterpillars, and scale insects. Implement integrated pest management strategies to minimize damage.

8. Watering: As temperatures rise, adjust your watering schedule to meet the increased water needs of plants. Water deeply and early in the morning to minimize evaporation.

9. Fertilizing: Apply a slow-release fertilizer to perennial flowers and shrubs. Follow recommended guidelines for specific plants and soil conditions. We offer different fertilizer options at our Nursery. Come by & see which one works best for you!

10. Outdoor Living Spaces: Prepare and enhance outdoor living spaces. Clean and arrange patio furniture, and consider adding features like outdoor lighting for evening enjoyment.

Remember to tailor these tips to the specific conditions of your garden and local climate in Alabama. April offers an exciting time for gardening and landscaping, with plenty of opportunities to bring color and life to your outdoor space.