National Lawn and Garden Month is celebrated each year in April. For many of us spring means lawn care and planting time, but the month also provides an opportunity to explore checklists, resources, and lawn and garden tips. Check out some of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Home, Lawn, and Garden online resources, and a library of gardening fact sheets, including Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors and Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden.
Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to improve the performance of lawn and garden, Extension provides the know-how. This is a good time to think about Container Gardening with Vegetables, Your Lawn and Its Care, and check into RCE’s Community Gardening Series.
For New Jersey, it’s not surprising that one of RCE’s most popular fact sheets is Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance.
New this season! An urban garden series in Spanish: El Huerto Urbano.
RU Ready 2Garden webinars return for Spring of 2022! This April, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County wants to help you grow quality food for your family and friends with the return of their weekly FREE webcast RU Ready 2 Garden. Rutgers Master Gardeners and Extension experts will offer advice for gardeners of all levels with a different topic each week. The one-hour webinars will take place each Tuesday in April at 6:30 pm. For a full season schedule and registration details visit www. tinyurl.com/ruready22
Also, Rutgers NJAES diagnostic services help take the guessing out of garden care. Have you had your soil tested for pH and nutrient levels? Find out how to submit soil samples for testing to the Rutgers Soil Testing Lab. Wonder what’s bugging your plants? Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory provides disease and insect pest diagnosis, plant and weed identification, insect identification, and fungus and mold identification.