April showers good for the garden

April 2019 follows hot on the heels of the hottest March recorded. Fortunately for you and your garden it is also bringing plenty of showers.

April hot on the heels of the hottest March ever

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, March 2019 was the hottest on record. The average maximum temperature in Brisbane was 31.2 C, which was 2.1 C above normal. The hottest day in Brisbane was 37.7 C on the 12th of the month. Fortunately, March was also wetter than usual, and showers have been continuing into April.

This is blessed relief for us humans, but how about our gardens and plants?

April in the garden

Start off with some weeding. It’s not the fun stuff, but it will pay off when you get to planting!

Next you should try some mulching. Water first if you need to, although your garden is probably pretty moist in any case from all that recent rain. Make sure when you mulch that you keep space clear around plant stems, especially seedlings. Contact us at AllRound for high-quality mulching options.

And when you water, water smart! There’s been plenty of rain so far in April, so no need to waste our precious water resources too much at the moment. When you do water, make it first thing in the morning, and remember that a deep drink twice a week is better than a light spray daily.

What to plant?

What to plant in April? Plenty of herbs, vegetables and flowers!

Herbs that will thrive if planted now include coriander, parsley, lemon grass, chilli and oregano.

Loads of vegetables are ready for planting around April. Try out potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchinis, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, beetroot, garlic, and artichokes.

You can also make your garden pretty and attract the best kind of insects by planting flowers now. Pop these beauties around your veggies: marigolds, sunflowers, pansies, cornflowers, violas, snapdragons, verbena and lavender.

Have fun in your garden this April, and reap the rewards soon!

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