Last Weekend Of The Spring 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 Wednesday, June 2     Memorial Day Weekend
  • Saturday-Monday: Moon in the sign of Capricorn/Aquarius - Harvest, cultivate and weed 
    • Cultivate weedy areas and then apply two to three layer of mulch to prevent them from returning. Also, remove any vegetation that could be a fire danger. 

Later in the Week

  • You shouldn't overlook Clematis as a mid-season blooming vine. Clematis likes a sunny location, but their base and roots must be in the shade during the heat of the day.
  • It's is not too early to set out Yellow Jacket traps for the upcoming BBQ season. The traps from previous years should be washed out and new attractant added.
Other Things To-do
  • It's not too late to plant chili peppers as they thrive on warm day and night.
  • To Prevent Mosquitoes from developing in ponds, fountains, and birdbaths, add Mosquito Dunks to the water. You would use a quarter of a Mosquito Dunk per five square feet of surface water. Mosquito Dunks are environmentally safe for humans, birds, and fish. 
  • It's time to reconstruct the water basins around trees and shrubs. A traditional watering basin should extend from the trunk of the plant to just beyond the drip line. On a slope, be sure that the basin is higher on the downward side to catch and hold the water. With warm temperatures, it's vital that the water penetrates the root ball and doesn't roll away.