Deadhead perennials such as coneflower and coreopsis to encourage rebloom.
Be sure to check hanging baskets both morning and evening for watering. They can often require it both times during hot weather.
To minimize black spot on roses, water early in the day and try not to wet their leaves.
Use hand pruners to remove watersprouts from trees and shrubs. These fast growing shoots are considered a waste of energy that diverts growth from the main plant.