4th 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.

Lunar Phase:  2nd Quarter begins on Wednesday, September 27
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Scorpio -  Plant seasonal color
    •   Garden Mums are now available for planting in containers and the ground. When it comes to fall color, Mums the word.

Later in the Week

  • Now is the time to seal brick, cement, other masonry surfaces and wood that develop moss during the rainy season. A sealer prevents the moss roots from growing into the material, and this makes the surface easy to clean up with a rag. There are several products available at your local home improvement retailer.
  •   Fall is an important time of the year to feed turf. It is in the fall, not the spring that grass produces new plants.  Between now and Thanksgiving, apply a single application of lawn food.
Other Things To-do
  •   September is a good month to go through the canopy of citrus, removing any and all dead wood. The die back in citrus is a natural occurrence so pruning it out several times a year is not uncommon.
  •   And finally, prune back and feed your roses for one last flowering cycle this year. There is sufficient time for the roses to be in bloom for the holidays.