Plants With WoodPlants like shrubs, bushes, and trees can be planted in the spring. Choose a plant with bare-roots if you are planting in the Spring. Bare-roots are the trees or shrubs you buy without a root system already in place. The cool air and rains will help the plant with bare-roots to grow strong roots for the dry Summer. You might also want to consider planting something that is deer resistant if they are prominent in your area. American holly, dwarf Alberta spruce and switchgrass are all great choices.
AnnualsA lot of annuals can survive freezing temperatures. Since April’s weather can sometimes be unpredictable, these plants might be a better choice for you. Some plants will die immediately if they freeze and need to be planted when there is no risk of frost. The pansy, snapdragon, painted tongue, English daisy, and diascia can all withstand lower temperatures.
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VegetablesMany vegetables can be planted in your garden in April, even with the danger of frost. Lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage, and onions are a great way to go. These are strong vegetables that have a good chance of growing. If you live in a warmer climate you can plant even more vegetables in April. Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are family favorites. However, you’ll need to make sure that the danger of frost has past to plant them.
What are the Best Drought-Tolerant Plants to Plant in April for a Summer Garden?
Looking to create a vibrant summer garden while conserving water? Opt for xeriscaping by choosing the best plants for xeriscaping. In April, consider sun-loving options like lavender, yarrow, and sedum. These drought-tolerant plants thrive with minimal water, making them perfect for a sustainable and low-maintenance summer garden.
Inside GrowingInside growing may help your garden to be more successful. Some plants cannot be planted outside in April, due to the risk of cold weather. If you start your plant inside and let it germinate and grow before summer, you can transplant it later. For vegetables that work well in warm weather, you’ll need to plant them in your garden around June. Or you can start growing them inside around March 15-April 1. This will give the plant enough time to mature. In June when the weather is hot, you can transplant your vegetables into your garden.
Summing UpApril is close to summer and you might think you’re out of time to fix your garden. Have no fear! There is still plenty of time to plant or start growing your favorite plants. You could have flowers fit for a wedding bouquet. Maybe you want your vegetables to win first prize at the county fair. Shrubs or trees that line your walkway might be your dream. No matter which route you want to take, there are a lot of things to plant in April. These are just some of the things to plant to have your dream garden in the summer.
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