It's no joke, April is here and the sun is shining (for the most part)! We've not long been into spring and with March now behind us, it's time to start thinking more about what we all want our gardens to look like for the summer!
Surely you all are itching to get your gardening gloves at the ready, pick out your favourite gardening tools, and get to work, right? Well, we have hints and tips for you in what to sow and plant this April right here at Poundstretcher!
The Grass Is Always Greener
Is your lawn looking a bit patchy and neglected? Then now is the time to sow some grass seeds for £4.99 for a 2KG bag that can help it return to its former glory. It's so easy to forget about the grassy parts of our garden, but these need as much love and care as your flowers.
Our lawn seed is a blend of fine-leaved dwarf perennial ryegrass and fescue with ryegrass, to provide a hard-wearing, high-shoot density lawn for domestic gardens. For the best results, sprinkle a pre-seeding fertiliser, following the manufacturer’s instructions, over the area to be sown, and rake into the seedbed.
Growing All The Veggies!
With the birds singing, blossoms blooming, and the warmer weather floating in on the breeze, it’s the perfect time to get your veggies growing!
The season of fresh salad will soon be upon us – so get planting some lettuces, kale seeds, and tomatoes ready to fill salad bowls at BBQs in your stunningly lush gardens. Why not also sow some cucumbers towards the end of the month too for good measure?
Don’t forget about the dishes you’ll be preparing come late summer and autumn though, now is the time to sow cabbages and onions ready for stews and soups.
If you’re looking to add some colour to your meal times, beetroots are the veg for you, and just the thing to plant this month as well. We have a great selection of seeds starting from ONLY 79p, so you can stock up on as much as you want at your local Poundstretcher and you won't be breaking the bank!
It’s just the month to get your potted fruit trees and plants growing – great if you have limited space as fruit will thrive even on your balcony! But don’t forget to protect your plum and pear trees from the icy grasp of spring frost that still comes a-knocking at night.
We stock a range of amazing large fruit trees from just only £4.99, so why not grow some delicious fruit and make a saving today?
Here Come The Herbs
Those herbs you grew from seeds or bought can now go outside, into pots, window boxes or our range of planters starting from £1. We especially like to fill hanging baskets with hardy rosemary, fragrant mint, and bright chives and watch as they thrive. Their small brightly coloured flowers will attract bees to your garden as well, so sit back and relax as you watch these marvelous creatures buzz around your herb garden.
If you’re fond of Italian flavours in your cooking, basil seeds are also great to sow in April – truly versatile basil is wonderful in chicken, pasta, and even strawberry-based dishes believe it or not!
So, if you’ve been bitten by the gardening bug, and you want to try your hand at growing some greens this spring, why not pop over to your local Poundstretcher to grab some supplies today!