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: Full Moon, Thursday, May 2
  • Saturday-Wednesday: Moon in the sign of Virgo/Scorpio: Plant Seasonal Color
    • ¬†You can develop Petunias into water-wise annuals by not overwatering, but you must start when the plants are young. This early acclimation to minimal water will make them drought-tolerant.

Later in the Week

  • It is advantageous to prevent Ivy and other vines from climbing up the trunk and into the canopy of trees. In time, the vines will damage the trees.
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.
  • Finally, remove the faded and brown blooms from your Azalea plants. Azaleas are not self-shedding, so the spent flowers will remain all summer long.