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: Daylight Saving Time ends Fall Back, Sunday, November 4: Wednesday, November 7 New Moon
- Saturday-Tuesday: Moon in the sign of Virgo/Leo - Water, compost and fertilize
- It's not too late to fertilize your lawn. The fall feeding keeps your grass green during the winter months along with the providing the nutrients necessary in the formation of new grass plants which occurs in the fall.
Later in the Week
- Now is an excellent time to plant California natives. Buckwheats, Ceanothus, Toyons, and native bunchgrass all thrive when planted in the fall
Other Things To-do
- Now is the time to reduce the mowing height on your lawn mower. During the winter months, Ryegrass, and Bluegrass should be mowed at 1 1/2 to 2 inches while fescue is cut at 2 to 2 1/2 inches.