NATIONAL LAWN AND GARDEN MONTH
National Lawn and Garden Month is celebrated each year in April. For many of us, we need no reminder that spring means lawn care and planting time, but the month also provides an opportunity to explore checklists, resources, and lawn and garden tips. April 14th is also National Gardening Month!
Lawns and gardens go together. By spring we are all eager to get outside and enjoy the nice weather and the rebirth of all things green. In most residential neighborhoods making the most out of your outdoor space means adapting to small spaces. Where space is at a premium, container or raised gardens make having fresh vegetables possible for your table.
Flowers and greenery beautify the space but prepare for proper care. Certain plants require shade and others full sun. Read the care instructions for the flowers you’re considering planting. Are they perennial or annual? Depending on the acidity of the soil, the amount of rain you receive, and the zone where you live, certain plants considered perennial for one area will not thrive in another zone.
April is the perfect time to clean up your lawn and get it ready for summer. It’s important to get the mowing height right when you mow your lawn. Most lawns do well at 2” to 3”, but it’s a good idea to leave it a little longer during hot months. Leaving the grass clippings on your lawn recycles the plant nutrients back into the soil and is a great fertilizer. Always use a sharp blade to mow as a dull blade will tear the grass rather than cut it. Water and fertilize your lawn, but don’t overdo either. A lawn survives better if it is underwatered and under fertilized than it does if you overdo it. Too much water will drown the grass and too much fertilizer will burn it.
HOW TO OBSERVE #LawnAndGardenMonth
- Share your lawn and garden care tips.
- Post your favorite plants for this season.
- Gather your gardening friends for planting ideas.
- Schedule a lawn care professional to visit your home.
- Go shopping for herbs, flowers, and garden vegetables.
- Invite your children or grandchildren to help you with the planting.
- Give your lawn mower a tune-up.
- Enjoy the outdoor time on your lawn.
- Use #LawnAndGardenMonth to share on social media.
NATIONAL LAWN AND GARDEN MONTH HISTORY
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