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April Gardener’s To Do List: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Get Started

It’s almost the end of April, and it’s finally starting to feel like spring around here.  I think this is the latest I’ve ever started to feel the itch to start playing in the dirt.  Better late than never, I suppose. If you are like me, time is always limited, and you’re probably wondering what might be the most effective use of your time.  We all want to start planting flowers, but here in the midwest, there are still chances of frost all the way up until May 10th, the official frost free date for Zone 4 gardeners. I am going to make a list of things that I know I need to do before I start planting the more tender crops.  This list is in no particular order. April To Do List Cut back ornamental grasses to at least 6 ” above the ground:  this can be quickly done with an electric hedge shears to save your hands from carpal tunnel and save tons of time. For an organic way to fertilize your lawn …