If planting viburnum, select species resistant to viburnum leaf beetle.
Plant purple basil as an edible edging at the front of flower borders.
Prune spring flowering shrubs after they have bloomed.
Use tuberous begonias in hanging baskets for a shady porch.
Shear dianthus after bloom for bushier plants.
Snack peppers are versatile and prolific—a great choice for the home garden.
Sharpen mower blades if grass appears shredded rather than cleanly cut.