KEITH HANSEN/COURTESY Garden chores continue in April as spring color hits the landscape.

– Prune spring-blooming shrubs and climbing roses after they bloom.

– Deadhead faded flowers from roses.

– Divide summer and fall-blooming perennials.

– Plant trees and shrubs if not done earlier in the year.


– Mulch vegetable and flower beds to a depth of 4 to 6 inches to preserve moisture in the soil and keep the soil cool.

– Continue planting the vegetable garden. Add trellises for tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and pole beans.

– Plant eggplants and peppers.

– Plant warm-season…