April Tips

Jan   |   Feb   |   Mar   |   Apr   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct  |   Nov   |   Dec

Home Tip

With heating season gone and air conditioning season weeks away, now is a good time to get your furnace or heating system checked.

Yard Tip

Apply crabgrass prevention products in early April.

Garden Tip

It is time to start transplanting cool season vegetables to the garden.

HOUSE

  • Clean and shampoo your carpets.
  • Wax your wood furniture. Make minor repairs as you find them.
  • Wash woodwork including moldings, baseboards, and doors. You may want to enrich any dry wood using lemon oil.
  • Clean light fixtures and chandeliers. Put what you can in the dishwasher. Crystal or painted glass shades, though, should be hand cleaned.
  • Dust your lampshades. You may want to remove the shade and dust them off outside.
  • Take down your curtains and drapes. Wash or dry clean.
  • Wash mini-blinds, blinds, or shades. This is a good time to repair or replace any damaged ones.
  • Go through bookshelves. Donate any books that you no longer need. Clean the shelves, dust your books, and return them to their proper locations.
  • Sort through videos, DVDs, electronic games, and CDs. Donate what you don’t want.
  • Sort through your computer clutter. Find a recycling center for dead equipment. Pitch disks and floppies that you can’t read on your current systems.
  • Polish silver, brass, and copper pieces.
  • Set aside garage sale items, drop off donations, and haul garbage to the dump.
  • Set aside garage sale items, drop off donations, and haul garbage to the dump.
  • Turn on the water supply and check your automatic sprinkler system. Turn the water on to your hose bibs.
  • With heating season gone and air conditioning season weeks away, now is a good time to have your furnace or heating system checked.

YARD

  • Rake up late fall and winter debris
  • Apply crab grass prevention products in early April.
  • Start your lawn care program. It is time to apply Scott’s Step 2 fertilizer.
  • Topdress and reseed lawns. Mow when grass gets to be 4″ high.
  • Fertilize almost everything: trees, shrubs, flowers, and the lawn.
  • Transplant and move plants that are still dormant or just starting to wake up. If you wait, they may be too susceptible to transplant shock.
  • Woodstock Hardware has a wide variety of quality lawn and garden supplies. Whether you are looking for conventional products or organic and green supplies, Woodstock Hardware can help. Woodstock Hardware stocks lawn and gardening tools, fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides. Please visit Woodstock Hardware’s Lawn and Garden Department. And visit Woodstock Hardware’s green living tips to view Green Lawn and Garden Supplies.
  • With the warm weather approaching, it is time to open your spa or pool. We have the tools you need: raise or lower pH, add shock treatment, use a test kit, upgrade your extension pole or vacuum head. We even have the fun floats for once the pool is open. Please visit Woodstock Hardware’s outdoor living.
  • Check, install, or repair garden fences before your garden begins to grow and pests become comfortable with your location.
  • Get the gasoline and oil ready for your lawn mower, weed whacker, leaf blower, and chainsaw. Please visit our Small Engine Maintenance and Care Page for more information.
  • Woodstock Hardware has a wide variety of outdoor power tools to help you with your outdoor projects. Whether you need a hedge trimmer, weed whacker, chainsaw or leaf blower Woodstock Hardware can help. Please visit Woodstock Hardware’s Tool Department.

GARDEN

  • It is time to start transplanting cool season vegetables to the garden.
  • Cut back herbs and perennials you may have overlooked during the late fall.
  • The end of the month is a good time to repaint or stain your shed, fencing, or garden. You want to do this before any of your plants get too big, making your task more difficult than you need it to be.
  • Woodstock Hardware has the widest range of quality paint and painting supplies around and our technical training combined with many years of practical experience provides us with a uniquely trained staff. So when you plan your next painting project stop by and let Woodstock Hardware help you successfully complete your project. Please visit Woodstock Hardware’s Paint Department.

SEASONAL SUPPLIES

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Green Cleaning Supplies
  • Office Supplies
  • 2-Cycle Oil
  • Deer Fencing
  • Paint Supplies
  • Paint, Varnishes, & Stains
  • Pruners, Loppers, & Shears
  • Grass Seed
  • Metal & Wood Fence Posts
  • Weed Whackers
  • Chainsaws
  • Storage Totes
  • Pool & Spa Supplies
  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Septic Tanks, Drain & Pipe Cleaners