After Forsythia flowers have faded, prune shrubs if needed.
All beds can be carefully cultivated after mulch is removed and weeds eradicated.
All winter protection should be removed by this time.
As tulip bulbs show, a dusting of fertilizer will produce larger and taller flowers.
Avoid tramping on dormant perennials that have not emerged above ground yet.
Be sure to water all newly planted flowers and shrubs.
Begin cutting the lawn when the grass blades are about 2 inches tall.
Begin pruning roses after new growth has begun, but not before removing winter protection and pushing back hilled earth.
Divide all of your fall blooming perennials now.
Drain and clean out Lily pond.
Evergreens can start being planted towards the end of the month.
Fertilize fruit trees with a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen, to support leaf development.
Finish raking the lawn and apply fertilizer.
Fuchsia cuttings taken from new growth can be placed in sand for rooting.
Have your soil tested before adding any fertilizer or lime.
If you didn't get it done last fall, divide Phlox now.
Keep an eye out for tent caterpillars, spray if any are spotted.
Last call to start tomato seeds indoors.
Many of the plants in your rock garden will appreciate a dressing of stone chips.
Melons and cucumbers can be started in the hotbed for an early crop.
Onion sets planted now will ripen into a bountiful crop, within a short time.
Pinch back tips of new snapdragon seedlings to encourage branching.
Plant new garden roses this month.
Pull away any old foliage from iris.
Prune Hydrangea, Rose of Sharon, Buddleia and Abelia.
Reseed bare patches in the lawn.
Seedlings in hotbeds can be hardened off in cold frames.
Seeds of hardy flowers and vegetables can be sown in cold frames.
Set out Pansies, English Daisies, and Forget-me-nots from the cold frame.
Shrubs can be planted any time this month.
Spring is the only season to move Magnolias and Tulip-trees.
Start feeding roses, and keep an eye out for aphids on them.
Transplant lily of the valley pips.
Tuberous-rooted Begonias can be started in the cold frame.
Violets set out now will soon recover themselves, and go on blooming.
When roses are in full leaf, begin a weekly spray program, and continue through summer.
Why not start a journal and record the blooming dates of your flowers.
Wood ashes saved over the winter months, can now go on your Roses.