Last 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: 4th Quarter Begins On Saturday, November 4; Tuesday, November 7. Election Day: Veterans Day is Friday, November 10, Day Light Saving Time Ends, Sunday, November 5
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Leo -
    • Now is an excellent time to plant new perennials or add new ones to existing areas. Iberis, Palodsum Daisy, Foxglove, Larkspur, Coreopsis, and others, planted now, will bloom this spring. 

Later in the Week

  • I'd feed those lawns that survived the summer heat and water restrictions. It's not too late to fertilize them with a good balance of lawn food. It's during the fall that new grass plants are formed.  
Other Things To-do
  • Now is the time to reduce the mowing height on your lawn mower. During the winter months, Ryegrass and Bluegrass should be mowed at 1 1/2 to 2 inches, while fescue is cut at 2 to 2 1/2 inches.
  • It is an excellent time to visit your favorite garden center to see the fall color on display with trees like Liquidambars, Raywood Ash, Pistache, Maples, and Pin Oaks. Although you can plant later, now is the time to make mental notes on your likes and dislikes.