9th Weekend Of The Summer 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: Full Moon, Monday, August 3
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Aries - Cultivate, weed control, and control pests
    • The area under fruit trees should be kept clear of fallen and rotting fruit. All this debris is a perfect breeding ground for problems, especially Yellow Jackets.

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday-Thursday: Moon in the sign of Pisces - Plant, and transplant for root growth
    • While digging holes for new plants, water them while in their existing container(s). This guarantees that the root balls will be wet when they go into the ground.
Other Things To-do
  • Spent roses are cut off close to a leaf bud. When you leave too much of the stem, it will die back naturally, leaving black tips.
  •  Conserve moisture around surface rooted plants like Azaleas, Camellias, others shade-loving plants and roses by mulching. A two-inch layer of mulch will keep the roots cool on even on the hottest day.