PRUNING: Spring-blooming shrubs like forsythia, lilac, rhododendron, spring-blooming camellias, and viburnum can be pruned from June until August 1. Snap off the developing seed pods left over from azalea and rhododendron bloom now. Be gentle. The buds for next year's bloom are just under these pods.
PLANTING: There is still time to do some planting, as long as good watering practices are used. Remember to mulch well to help regulate soil temperature and moisture.
PESTS: The heat of summer will usher in a cast of pests ready to eat and infect your plants.