Actually, I thought it was summer a few weeks ago! It's hard to garden once the temps get close to 100. I'm out early--around 6:10 before going in to work, then out again around 8:00 in the evenings. I deadhead, do some watering and say a few nice words to my flowers to encourage them to keep on blooming in this heat. About every 5 days, we mow. My husband and I share the mowing responsibilities since our corner yard is kind of big. We try and wait until late afternoon or early evening to mow, and we mulch the grass instead of bag which makes it somewhat easier plus it's good for the grass. One late afternoon after mowing my part of the yard I saw this lizard stretched out on the blue chair on the flagstone patio. He looked exactly like I felt! If I was a lizard, I would have jumped up on that ladderback chair and joined him!
Get ready....our long hot summer is here!