3rd 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: Father Day, Sunday June17: Wednesday, June 19; Juneteenth: Summer Solstice, Thursday, June 20, longest day of the year
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Libra - Seasonal color and herbs
    • It’s time to remove the struggling spring colors and replace them with those that thrive with warm temperatures and long days. To extend the days between watering, use soil moist or a similar polymer should be added to the soil mix at planting.

Later in the Week

  • Monday and Tuesday: Moon in the sign of Leo  - Best planting days of the month
    • Finally, to prevent water from rolling around and out the side of containerized plants, apply a wetting agent such as E-Z Wet. E-Z Wet breaks the surface tension, allowing water to penetrate the root ball of established plants.
Other Things To-do
  • The Budworm season has begun with Geraniums and continues through September. To control the green worms, you need to check your plants regularly and spray with Captain Jack Deadbug Brew.
  • If the leaves on your Rhododendrons, Photinia, Azaleas, Viburnums, and others are turning a distinct silvery color, you have a Thrip problem. It is the Thrip rasping month parts that cause the leaves to turn color Thrips are easily suffocated with Horticultural Oil but I would first pick off the worst of the leaves.
  • June is the last month to fertilize turf until after Labor Day. Fertilizing during July and August is discouraged as fungus problems can develop from the lush growth