April

  • The first week of the month, plant directly in the ground easy, fast-growing annuals that like cool weather, including bachelor's buttons, larkspur, and California poppy.

  • Plant container-grown trees, shrubs and roses.

  • Plant seedlings of cool-season flowers, such as pansies and snapdragons.

  • Plant seedlings of cool-season vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.

  • Plant potatoes on Good Friday, also according to folk wisdom.

  • Plant grass seed and lay sod.

  • Plant seedlings of perennial edibles, such as strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries and asparagus.

  • Divide perennial flowers that bloom in late spring, summer or fall.
     

May 

  • Plant container-grown trees, shrubs and roses.

  • Plant and divide perennial flowers.

  • Plant grass seed and lay sod.

  • Divide perennials that bloom in late summer or fall.

  • Plant seedlings of warm-season annual flowers, such as marigolds, impatiens and petunias.

  • Plants seedlings of warm-season annual vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. You can also plant seedlings of squashes, cucumbers and melons. Plant seeds of these a little later, as they will need warmer soil to germinate.

  • Plant summer-flowering tropical-type bulbs and tubers, such as cannas, elephant's ear, gladilous and tuberous begonias.
     

June

  • Divide spring-blooming perennials but avoid doing so during hot, dry spells.

  • Lay sod.
     

July-August
 

  • Usually too hot and dry to plant. If necessary, plant on cool, overcast days and water well the following two weeks.
     

September
 

  • Plant grass seed but be sure to water daily until established.

  • Toward the end of the month, plant spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils.

  • Divide spring-blooming perennials.
     

October
 

  • Plant grass seed and lay sod the first half of the month.

  • Plant spring-blooming bulbs this month.

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Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054

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