1: Before the leaves come out and the birds start nesting is a great time to prune trees and shrubs. Always make your cut just above a bud, to avoid unsightly & unhealthy stubs. When cutting back dried stems, leave some at knee high so the solitary bees, which are important pollinators, can use them for raising young this summer.
2: Test your soil before adding any fertilizer – learn how: https://www.delawarelivablelawns.org/seven-steps/step-3-test-soil-applying-fertilizer
3: If your land borders a stream or other waterway, mark out 10 feet (more is better) from the bank, then when you start mowing, avoid this area to make a quick & easy buffer.
4: As you transition away from herbicides, a good weeding knife will make the task easier and be more effective at getting those deeper roots which means less weeding later.
5: April is a great time for planting and transplanting. Try adding 2 native plants to your yard this Spring – learn about some great options: https://www.nwf.org/nativePlantFinder/plants
6. Have family fun exploring how your yard or neighborhood can support water and wildlife with our Scavenger Hunt – how many can you find!
7. April showers bring May flowers – what follows flowers? Insect pollinators! Explore pollinators with your family.