1st Weekend Of The Fall 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.

  • Severe Heat Advisory - WATE-R WATER- WATER¬†
  • Lunar Phase: Saturday, September 3, 2nd Quarter Begins, Monday, September 5, Labor Day
    • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Sagittarius - Cultivate, weed, and control pests
    • Fall is in the air as the days are getting shorter. It's then water-wise to replenish your mulch as we are due to have several more heat spells over the next eight weeks.
    • Don't put away your Yellow Jackets traps yet. The peak activity season has arrived. Yellow Jackets are easily agitated as it's mating season.

Later in the Week

  • Monday -Thursday: Moon in the sign of Capricorn/Aquarius - Prune, fertilize and weed¬†
    • This is the last month to feed and trim leggy Poinsettia plants. Then, in October, we start the short-day treatment so the plant(s) will be in bloom for the holidays.
Other Things To-do
  • Labor Day signals the beginning of the fall gardening season. It's time to change your annual color, plant fall and winter vegetables, plant, spring blooming bulbs, rejuvenate your lawn, and plant landscape trees and shrubs. Fall is for planting, but unlike the planting spring season, the fall season is short, so do not procrastinate.
  • And finally, when splitting and removing the seeds of hot peppers, wear gloves to protect against any cuts or openings in the skin. Also, please do not touch your eyes, for it will be a moment you'll never forget.