13th 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, Tuesday, September 1
  •  Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Aquarius - Harvest, weed, and cultivate
      • Bell Peppers have many surface roots, so be careful when cultivating around them. A thick layer of mulch will reduce any new weeds from germinating.

Later in the Week

  • Thursday- Friday: Moon in the sign of Aries - Harvest, weed, cultivate, and control pests
    • Refresh the attractant in Yellow Jacket traps. They're very active and aggressive in September and October as it's mating season.
    • Turflon Esther will selectively control Bermuda Grass in Fescue, Rye, and Bluegrass lawns. It takes three applications three weeks apart. Also, the temperature has to be under 85 degrees. Once the Bermuda Grass has been suppressed, you can reseed the bare spots.
Other Things To-do
  • It's not too early to prune Apricots, Cherry, and Plums trees as they have finished growing for the season, and they're in the beginning stage of dormancy. 
  • It is natural that dieback develops in the center of lemons, limes, oranges, and other citrus. Now is an excellent time to remove the dead twigs, stems, and branches. It's repeated as necessary.