April showers may bring May flowers, but with this year’s unseasonably mild weather, and many flowers already in bloom, who knows what they will bring this year? And while some elements of the gardening calendar have likely been thrown off, following are some of the
For lawn care in Asheville, Hendersonville, Fairview and Fletcher areas this month, it’s best to check with the professionals here at Meadows Lawn Care Inc. for what’s the best lawn fertilize and weed control strategies are given the unusually warm weather. And, of course, we’re here to help with all your landscaping and lawn mowing needs from Enka and Biltmore Lakes to Biltmore Park and across the rest of Buncombe and Henderson Counties.
Plants that usually flower in April include the Dogwood, Redbud, Flowering Cherry, Lilac, Crabapple, Carolina Silverbell, Dogwood, viburnum, Spirea, Carolina Rhododendron, Piedmont Azalea, Sweet Shrub, Banks Rose, Columbine Wisteria, Periwinkle, Candytuft, Violets, Jack-In-The-Pulpit,Trillium, Bloodroot and Bleeding Heart.
April is a choice time for gardeners to transplant azaleas since it’s easy to group the plants according to flower color.
In the way of bush, hedge and shrub trimming and pruning here in the Asheville and Hendersonville area, it’s recommended to prune spring-flowering plants like lilac, fortsythia, wegela, azalea and spirea after flowers have faded. Trimming shrubs like holly and pyracantha while flowering will help maintain a crop of berries.
Recommended tree work in April includes tree trimming of flowering trees like flowering cherry, redbud and Bradford pear, cutting away any winter damage.
April is also the time for spraying landscape shrubs for pests. And, of course, we offer professional pest management services for all your landscaping in our extended service area that includes Asheville, Arden, Biltmore Lakes, Biltmore Forest, Candler, Enka, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Skyland, Enka and all the way to Maggie Valley. A few if the insects we spray for include euonymus-scale, azalea-lace bug, hemlock and boxwood-leaf miner, hybrid rhododendron-borer, and juniper-spruce mites.