Green Acres

April Horticulture Reminders

Below is a list of reminders from the Montana Gardener’s book of days (EB 165), and other writings by Bob Gough, former MSU Extension Horticultural Specialist.

• Prune fruit trees, berry bushes, ornamental trees and summer flowering shrubs before bud swell. Always prune to a branch, because a stub will decay and affect the longevity of the tree.

• Graft fruit trees just as the first buds on the tree begin to swell.

• Apply dormant oil sprays to fruit trees and other plants when the temperature is expected to remain above 45 degrees for at least six hours. Horticult...

 
 
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