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.