April is all about having a spring in your step and getting your gardening jobs done so you can enjoy it when the good weather arrives. So, now you’ve dusted off the lawnmower it’s time to start cutting the grass and sowing a range of veg outdoors. This makes April one of the busiest months in the garden!
Here’s our list of April garden to dos:
Start sowing the seeds of success…
The weather’s picking up, so it’s the perfect time to get sowing and growing. Your indoor seeds should now be showing some signs of growth, but you can start sowing plants outdoors too (just watch out for any unexpected frosts). We have a fantastic range of seeds and everything you’ll need to help them on their journey – including top quality compost, propagators, specialist feeds and useful bits and bobs like labels. Check out our full range of plants, seeds and bulbs here.
Ready, get set, mow!
Weather permitting, most of us will be giving the lawn its first cut of the year this month (or, if you’re super organised, you might have already started). But if your old mower has given up the ghost, we’ve got a range of lawnmowers to get the job done. Getting the right tools will make all these tasks much easier to carry out.
If your lawn’s 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 seed and food that won’t break the bank and won’t require too much of your time either. Your neighbours will be green with envy in no time!
Need a bit of help getting your lawn looking lush and green again? Check out our guide to the perfect lawn, which covers everything from how to treat your lawn to getting rid of unsightly bare patches.
Fire up the BBQ…
Fingers crossed, this April will be filled with plenty ofopportunities to get outside and get the BBQ fired up! Not only do we have a fantastic range of family-sized gas and charcoal barbecues for those sunny day banquets, but we’ve also got a huge range of portable and disposable barbecues. Perfect for picnics, days out or those last-minute BBQs with the family.
Did you know? Our charcoal goes on an incredible 9 month journey from kiln to store. A 3-day carbonisation and thorough grading process makes sure you can enjoy the best charcoal barbecues possible.
And don’t miss our handy grilled to perfection blog for our top BBQ tips!
Make the days last even longer…
Make the most of your outdoor space even after dark by creating a mood which enhances your garden’s best features. Whether you’re buying on a budget or strapped for space, we have something suitable to create the perfect atmosphere for every garden.
At wilko, we love things to be easy and affordable and our solar lights are a great option. Quick to getup and running, without the help of any professionals, they’re also eco-friendly, using a renewable energy source. Solar lights allow you to be as creative as you want, giving you the freedom to put them anywhere you like without the hassle or restrictions of wires.
Even though April may still be a bit chilly at times, don’t let that put you off spending time outdoors. If you’re short of space or just fancy a quick and easy solution to chilly evenings, we have a range of chimineas and fire pits to suit everyone’s budget and taste.
Whether you’ve just got hold of festival tickets for the summer or simply love spending time outdoors, get organised and start getting all your camping equipment together. We love helping you make your money go further, so check out our great range of quality and affordable camping equipment.
What to do in the fruit and vegetable garden
- Sow brassica in seed beds or trays. These include radishes, turnips, cabbages, cauliflowers 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 them against night frosts
- Continue weeding
- Check for pests and disease, treating 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
- Get the mower out and start regular trims
Check out our garden guides for all your garden inspiration and tips.
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