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Lawn & Garden MonthGardening has a long list of benefits – from healthier eating and nutrition to making the world around us a more livable place. To highlight those benefits the National Garden Association has compiled a list of gardening activities to do each day throughout the month.

  • April 1: Organize or take part in a town beautification day.
  • April 2: Visit your local farmers’ market.
  • April 3: Compliment a neighbor on his or her garden.
  • April 4: Get together with neighbors to purchase compost and mulch in bulk quantities.
  • April 5: Green up your street or a local park by picking up trash.
  • April 6: Celebrate other important “green” holidays such as Earth Day (April 22) and National Arbor Day (April 26).
  • April 7: Start a neighborhood garden club.
  • April 8: Have fun doing a gardening project with a child.
  • April 9: Design and plant a bird-friendly garden.
  • April 10: Grow a “multicultural” garden.
  • April 11: Plant a garden to attract native butterflies.
  • April 12: Plant flowers that bloom at dusk, including moonflower, night-blooming phlox, and evening primrose.
  • April 13: Garden at your workplace.
  • April 14: Plant a garden that reflects your family's or the region's cultural heritage.
  • April 15: Just sit in your garden and quietly observe the activities of wildlife and insects for half an hour.
  • April 16: Learn about houseplants that clean the air, and introduce them to your home or workplace.
  • April 17: Delve into a gardening style or technique you've always wanted to try, such as topiary, bonsai, or water gardening.
  • April 18: Become an informed consumer by learning about invasive plants.
  • April 19: Go on a sniffing tour of your neighborhood when bloom is at its peak, and try to match an aroma in the air to a specific flower.
  • April 20: Take an armchair garden tour: Spend a few hours in the bookstore poring over gardening books.
  • April 21: Learn how to take stunning photos of your plants and gardens.
  • April 22: Earth Day! Vow to minimize pesticide use to protect wildlife, the water supply, and human health. A low-maintenance landscape needs little intervention.
  • April 23: Start an herb garden indoors.
  • April 24: Plant extra vegetables for freezing, canning, or storing.
  • April 25: Seek out and purchase locally grown foods.
  • April 26: Encourage local schools and restaurants to purchase locally grown produce.
  • April 27: Encourage beneficial insects by planting herbs and flowers throughout your gardens.
  • April 28: Start a compost pile.
  • April 29: Learn about water saving techniques and tools.
  • April 30: Clean your gardening tools; oil wooden handles, tighten heads, and sharpen blades.


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