9th 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: 2nd Quarter begins on Sunday 30,
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Scorpio - Plant seasonal color, prune, and pinch for new growth.
    • Lantana is in bloom all summer and fall and is available in a variety of colors along with attracting hummingbirds.

Later in the Week

  • Conserve moisture around surface rooted plants like Azaleas, Camellias, Blueberries and other shade loving plants and roses by mulching.  A two to three-inch layer of mulch will their keep the roots cool on even the hottest day.
Other Things To-do
  • You can conserve water and keep landscape trees thriving with the Deep Drip Watering Stakes.  The Deep Drip Watering Stakes are hollow, one-inch wide plastic tubes that are inserted into the ground under the canopy of trees. They are adaptable for drip or conventional irrigation system and are moveable each year.
  • When removing spent rose flowers be sure to cut the flowers off close to a leaf. When you leave too much stem tissue, the excess stem will die back naturally leaving black tips.