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Gardening To-Do’s – Dry Continental Regions – April


What to do in your garden during April

In dry continental and highveld, summer-rainfall regions do the following the garden.

Plant & Sow


Sow all summer-flowering annuals like:


Sow vegetables like:

Garden Maintenance

General garden maintenance

  • Spray apples, pears and quinces against codling moth, and peaches against fruit fly.
  • Water citrus trees well every three weeks and spray against citrus psylla; water other fruit trees thoroughly every second week.
  • Keep the soil well mulched.
  • Consider installing a rainwater tank. Many container-grown plants do best if watered with rainwater.
  • Stake dahlias and water and fertilize them regularly.
  • Mulch roses well.
  • Cut back chrysanthemums.
  • Deadhead roses regularly.
  • Sow lawn seed.
  • Transplant primula seedlings.
  • Prepare trenches for sweet peas.
  • Feed and mulch hydrangeas, and remove the dead flowerheads from the bushes.
  • Spray apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums against fruit fly; and apples, pears and quinces against codling moth.
  • Water citrus every three weeks in dry weather, and spray with insecticide.
  • Feed fruit trees after the fruit are harvested.

For April maintenance tips on watering, pruning, pests and disease, fertilizing and much more visit our countrywide maintenance guide.

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