Gardening jobs for April
Get your lawn in shape
After a winter of neglect, your lawn will benefit from a bit of TLC now. Start mowing once a week, beginning with the blades at the highest setting and gradually lowering them over the weeks. If your lawn mower needs replacing, see our .
Getting on top of weeds early in the season means that you should prevent them seeding and becoming a problem. Hoeing the border once a week works well.
Plant out sweet peas
After pinching out sweet peas last month, they should have strong side-shoots that will flower well.
Plant them next to a support that they can climb by wrapping their tendrils around; they’ll need to be tied in with string at the start to get them going.
Early sowings of salads should be ready to pick now. Cut off the leaves, rather than pulling up the whole plant, and they should resprout new ones.
Good salads to try include loose-leaf lettuce, rocket, mizuna and mustard.
Veg jobs for April
April brings warmer weather so it's time to get sowing and planting.