April is all about having a spring in our step and enjoying the garden. Making the most of the good weather is a must this April.

Things to do:

Start sowing

Now that the weather is picking up it seems like a perfect time to get growing. April is a fabulous opportunity to sow seeds and start getting the garden ready for summer. We have a fantastic range of seeds and everything you will need to help them on their journey from top quality compost to propagators, specialist feeds and useful bits and bobs like labels. Take a peek at the range here

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Get set mow!

Weather permitting most of us will be giving the lawn it’s first cut of the year this month. If your old mower has given up the ghost check out our deals online and in store- getting the right tools for the job can make keeping your outdoor space tidy so much easier. Take a peek

If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear it might be worth thinking about weeding, feeding and treating your lawn to bring it up to scratch in time for summer. We have a huge range of products that won’t break the bank and won’t require too much of your time either. You’re lawn will be the envy of the neighbours in no time. Find a great deal here

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Fire up the BBQ

Fingers crossed this April will be filled with opportunities to get outside and get BBQing. Not only do we have a fantastic range of family sized gas and charcoal BBQ’s for those sunny day banquets, we also have a huge range of portable and disposable BBQs. They are simply perfect for picnics, days out or simply those last minute ‘quick while the sun’s out’ BBQs.

Did You Know?

Our charcoal goes on an incredible 9 month journey from kiln to store. A 3-day carbonisation and thorough grading process make sure the you can enjoy the best charcoal BBQs possible. Find great deals here

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Make the days last even longer

Make the most of your outdoor space after dark by creating a mood and atmosphere which enhances your garden’s best features. Whether you are buying on a budget or are strapped for space we have something suitable to create the perfect atmosphere in your garden.

At Wilko, we love things to be easy and affordable. Solar lights are a great option. They are quick to get up and running, without the help of any professionals, and they are eco-friendly, using a renewable energy source. They also allow you to be as creative as you fancy, giving you the freedom to place them anywhere you like without the hassle or restrictions of wires.

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So April might still be a bit chilly at times, but  don’t let that  put you off. If you are short of space or just fancy a quick and easy solution to chilly evenings, we have something to suit everyone’s budget and taste from gel burners to chimeneas, fire pits and pizza ovens. 

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Organise a camping trip

 Whether you have just got hold of festival tickets for the summer or simply love the great outdoors, now is a great time to get organised and start getting all your camping equipment together. At Wilko, we love helping you to make your money go further which is why we have a great range of quality and affordable camping equipment.  Check out the range here


April  Check List

Fruit and veg

  • Sow brassica in seed beds or trays, these include radish, turnip, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli
  • Plant main crop potatoes
  • Plant asparagus and rhubarb crowns
  • Sow crops such as beetroot, carrots, coriander and spinach
  • Continue sowing seeds in trays
  • Sow peas outdoors
  • Cover fruit blossom with fleece to protect against night frosts


  • Continue weeding
  • Check for pests and disease, ensure that you treat accordingly
  • Plant up hanging baskets
  • Start training climbers
  • Water bulbs as they start to appear
  • Plant summer bedding plants such as begonia, sweet peas, busy Lizzies and geraniums


  • Weed and feed
  • Sow lawn seed where needed or over seed to help encourage vigorous regrowth
  • It’s time to get the mower out and start regular trims

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