This Month in Your Southwest Yard – April

   April Garden Tasks     Color season is reaching its peak—spend time outside enjoying it!   ~ Reset irrigation schedules and increase watering time as temperatures rise ~ Plant cold-tender perennials, preferably in pots so winter protection is easier ~ Transplant Joshua trees and yuccas from March to mid-April ~ Work compost or soil amendments into planting beds to improve moisture retention as summer approaches ~ Keep mulch on the soil–especially with organic matter such as leaves, bark, or chipped […]