Caring For Our Place on the Prairie
APRIL TO DO LIST
• Mown lawn 3 inches in height; never remove more than a 1/3 of the grass plant.
• Fertilize your lawn.
• Remove garden debris, straw or grass clippings as potential hiding places for slugs; apply iron phosphate as a safe slug bait.
• Prune, shape and thin spring-blooming shrubs after blossoms fade.
• Use floating row covers over cole crops at planting time to pretect from insects.
• Remove tree wrap.
If you water with a hose, use a valve or kitchen timer as a reminder to change the water.
Aerate lawns for more effective water and fertilizer usage.