11th 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: 4th Quarter Begins On Thursday, August 18
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Pisces - Transplant for root growth
    • When transplanting landscape shrubs, be sure they have been watered while in their original container. Planting trees and shrubs with a dry root ball could lead to water stress.

Later in the Week

  • Monday-Wednesday-Thursday: Moon in the sign of Aries - harvest, weed, and control pests
    • Control grubs by applying any one of the many grub control products now. An early application discourages raccoons from tearing up your lawn this fall. 
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.
  •  Be sure to keep the area under fruit trees clear of fallen and rotting fruit. All this debris is a perfect breeding ground for problems later on.
  •  And finally, Peach and Nectarine trees are fertilized now for a second time to encourage the production of new growth. They produce fruit on this growth next year.