April is all about having a spring in your step, getting those jobs done in your garden so you can enjoy it when the good weather arrives. So, now you’ve dusted the lawnmower off it’s time to start cutting the grass, and it’s also the perfect month to sow 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…

Now the weather’s picking up, it’s the perfect time to get sowing and growing. Your indoor seeds should now be showing some signs of growth, but you can also 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 compostpropagators, specialist feeds and useful bits and bobs like labels. Check out the full range 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 done it). But if your old mower has given up the ghost, check out our range of lawnmowers online and in store. Getting the right tools for the job will make all those 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.

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Fire up the BBQ…

Fingers crossed, this April will be filled with plenty of opportunities to get outside and get the barbie 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. They are absolutely perfect for picnics, days out or those last-minute 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 makes sure you can enjoy the best charcoal barbecues possible.

And don’t miss our handy grilled to perfection blog for some top BBQ tips!

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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’re buying on a budget or 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’re quick to get up and running, without the help of any professionals, and they’re eco-friendly, using a renewable energy source. They also allow you to be as creative as you desire, giving you the freedom to place them anywhere you like without the hassle or restrictions of wires.

And, 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 something to suit everyone’s budget and taste in our chimineas and fire pits range.

Organise a camping trip

Whether you’ve 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. We love helping you make your money go further, so check out our great range of quality and affordable camping equipment.


April checklist:

Fruit and veg

  • 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



  • Weed and feed
  • Sow lawn seed where needed or over-seed to help encourage vigorous regrowth
  • Get the mower out and start regular trims

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