April gardening tips
Beware of late frosts and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if frost is forecast. Keep an eye on your local weather forecast.
Spread compost on your borders it enriches the soil with nutrients and acts as a mulch to prevent weed growth. If you haven’t got a compost bin start one for next year.
Tidy up any remaining leaves and general garden rubbish. It’s home to slugs, snails, vine weevil and woodlice and is best in the compost bin. Clean decking and patios of algae and moss.
April is the best time to plant an evergreen, such as laurel or box.