April showers bring May flowers but first, the seeds must be planted! Now is the best time to plant those colorful flowers in your garden so you can enjoy them all Spring long. Did you know that April is National Lawn Care Month? It is just a few short days away! That means it is the right time to prep your lawn and get ready for the beautiful buds that will flower in the next weeks.
The next few weeks are ideal for planting your spring garden because by the time the temperature rises and you’re ready to sit on the patio, you’ll have plenty of colorful flowers to look at. The rain that is associated with the month of April will help your seedlings, flower bulbs, and potted plants thrive. On the bright side, you won’t have to get out your watering can as often!
Some flowers do better than others at this time because of the slight chill that is still in the air in the Northeast, as those of you local to Newtown Square know well. Below are a few examples of some of the best flowers to get started with.
Pansies are a great flower to get in the ground this time of year. The flowers come in an array of colors and sizes so you can find the ones that best suit your gardening needs. Not only do they look great, but they enjoy the cooler nighttime temperatures and can not only survive, but thrive during cooler nights. These flowers are much tougher than their name implies.
Like pansies, snapdragons can withstand a light chill. Their intensely saturated colors stand out in your garden and, since the flowers start blooming at the bottom of the stalk and work their way up, they have a long period of bloom. Also like pansies, they come in a variety of colors, such as blue, purple, yellow, peach, bronze, and more. Snapdragons do best when planted early as the cool weather triggers blooming so the early start can actually cause these plants to last longer.
A few simple tools to use when planting would be gardening gloves, a good hose, and a rake. If you are new to gardening then check out this blog post for guidance. As the warm weather approaches, we would much better be in the garden than making trips back and forth to the gardening center, so make sure you have everything you need!
When it comes to planting your colorful flowers, the best time to start is now. Spruce up your lawn by watering it and raking it to get rid of leaves and debris. As previously mentioned, your garden should be prepped and mulched in advance. For help picking out the best mulch, check out most recent blog post. The next stop is your local garden center to pick out the flowers you want to see in your lawn all springtime long. If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact us at YouBuyWePlant, we are always happy to help.
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