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April is a great time to get your garden in shape.  Provided that soil and air temperatures are sufficiently warm, the sooner plants are put into the garden, the sooner they’ll start to grow.  Here are some things to do this weekend.

  1. Plant summer bulbs.
  2. Sow seeds of summer and fall-blooming annuals.
  3. Plant container-grown summer-blooming annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs.
  4. Fertilize your lawn and summer-blooming plants.
  5. Watch out for snails, aphids and other pests, and take measures to minimize their damage.
  6. Weed while the soil is still soft from recent rains.
  7. Have fun!

The library is a great place to find books on gardening.  To see what’s available type gardening into the search box of the Encore Catalog, or type gardening as a subject heading into the Classic Catalog.

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Posted by: Tami

Tami is a librarian at the Corte Madera Library.

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