Summer gardening calendar
These activities can be done on any day of the week — By Ellen Wells, Globe Correspondent
Remember to layer and turn your compost pile.
Native plants require less work and water and attract beneficial wildlife to the garden.
Weed and water routinely.
Deadhead or remove spent flowers throughout the summer.
These guidelines are all dependent on Mother Nature, of course, and your location. For the Boston area, Zone 6 hardiness puts the last frost date around May 1. For Zone 5, add a week; Zone 4, add two. But that doesn't mean cold nights are gone for good. Keep a careful eye on your local weather forecast to watch for unseasonably cold temperatures. Find your USDA Hardiness Zone at www.garden.org/zipzone.
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