April Gardening Tips for Fayetteville, NC

April Gardening Tips for Fayetteville, NC

With the sun shining, birds singing, and dogwoods in full bloom, it’s finally Springtime! After eagerly waiting all winter, it’s time to step outside and dive into your garden. Follow these April gardening tips for Fayetteville, NC to kickstart your gardening journey:

Soil Testing

Start by testing your soil. This crucial step will help you understand its composition and nutrient levels, enabling you to make informed decisions about fertilizers and soil amendments. Many county agricultural extension offices offer free soil tests during specific months, so reach out to your local office for details.

Prepping Garden Beds

Prepare your garden beds before planting vegetables and herbs. Incorporate compost and fertilizer, with Black Kow Cow Manure Compost being a recommended option. Only add lime if your soil test results recommend it.


The blooming dogwood flowers are a gentle reminder to fertilize! If you haven’t already, fertilize shade trees, evergreens, hollies, azaleas, camellias, and hydrangeas.


Prune early spring-blooming shrubs like forsythia, azaleas, and weigela once their flowers have faded. You should also consider pruning faded flowering cherry trees and removing any dead wood from your garden.

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