Sonoma County Landscaping Experts for Residential & Commercial

April Gardening Tips

  • Mowing high weeds will lessen transpiration and still provide cover to slow down evaporation
  • Aerate lawns so that any water you can apply gets to the root zone
  • Crabgrass pre-emergent application
  • Pick up and remove spent Camellia Blossoms and blemished (brown) blooms on plant
  • Cut back frost damage on plants (after danger of frost has passed)
  • Cut back tender perennials (Lantana, Mexican Sage) after danger of frost has passed
  • Begin training vines
  • Prune Spring flowering shrubs after bloom
  • Begin thinning fruit on fruit trees – fewer fruit will use less water
  • Release beneficial insects for pest control
  • Apply deer repellant in deer prone areas
  • See All of Our Gardening Tips

Follow Along

Our Follow Us Through a Project page tracks our progress on an ongoing landscape design. Ample photos show all facets of a Gardenworks' creation in the making.

Garden Blog

Lawn Conversion

As a fourth year of drought looms ahead for California, managing our landscapes and gardens with less water is now the new normal. Many of us are looking at our thirsty lawns and deciding that it is time to embrace the new normal and reduce our turf footprint. It is time to convert from lawn to less water craving plants. [...] Read More

Drought Resources

Every service Gardenworks offers includes water conservation measures. With Northern California once again experiencing serious drought conditions, we've compiled useful drought resources to add to our Water Conservation, Water Management, and Sustainability pages to help you and your garden survive and potentially thrive. [...] Read More


Water Management Certification Program EPA WaterSense Partner QWEL certified Water Efficient Landscaper CLIA (Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor)

Fan Mail

“I went up to St. Helena on Saturday and saw the backyard with the seat wall and arbor finished. The backyard looks just beautiful. Many thanks to both of you.” And later – “I just got back from St. Helena and the backyard gets nicer and nicer as things are growing in. Thank you.” - Susan