Now that warmer weather is here to stay, we at CREC Property Management have been wanting to spend more time outside and get our hands dirty! Gardening is thought to have amazing effects on one’s mental health, improving focus, concentration, and mood. Feeling more connected to the earth can also make one more peaceful and content while providing significant satisfaction once your work comes to fruition and bloom! ‌


Not to mention, who doesn’t love the look of a gorgeous well-tended property? Whether you opt to grow fruits and vegetables to save a few dollars at the grocery store or choose to grow flowers for their beauty and benefits to local pollinators, we wanted to outline which plants to grow during April so you can get a beautiful bloom this Summer. 


If you’re looking to plant flowers in April you will want to look for Summer flowers such as:


  • Dahlias
  • Gladioli
  • Cannas
  • Lilies


If you’re opting to take the fruit/vegetable route, kudos to you! For April planting you may consider:

  • Snap beans
  • Pole beans
  • Half-runner beans
  • Lima beans
  • Soy beans
  • Cantaloupe
  • Eggplant
  • Honeydew
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Peanuts
  • Southern peas
  • Pepper
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Summer squash
  • Watermelon


The Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences lays out an extensive guide as to the best times to plant certain vegetables and fruits in order to yield the best results. If you’ve been looking for a new hobby to take on, try something new with gardening. While purchasing products for your garden we recommend supporting some small Charleston businesses as well! 


Happy growing! Please send us some pictures, we would love to see what you grow!