10th Weekend Of The Spring Gardening Season

Gardening by the Moon Weekend To-Do

An idea as old as agriculture, based both folklore and superstition but there are scientific ideas to back it up.

Lunar Phase:  New Moon, Thursday, May 25:
  •  Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Aries/Pisces - Harvest, weed, control pests,  prune, water, and compost.
    • When harvesting strawberries, be sure to take a portion of the stem with each berry. They then should be stored dry and unwashed.

Later in the Week

  • Tuesday/Wednesday: Moon in the sign of Taurus - Fertilize
    • Osmocote is a time-release fertilizer for all plants whether they are in the ground or in containers. Nutrients are released over a four-month period every time you water.
Other Things To-do
  • Turflon Ester is the only selective herbicide that controls Bermuda Grass in Fescue, Rye, and Bluegrass lawns. It takes multiple applications when temperatures are under 85 degrees to do the trick.
  • And finally, remove the faded and brown blooms off your Azalea plants. Azaleas are not self-shedding so the spent flowers will remain all summer long.