Cut back a bunch of stuff today ...
Just got through cutting back a bunch of stuff rather than try to keep it watered; salvias, plumbagos, shrimp plants, artemisias, etc. got cut back 1/3 to 2/3. It was easy to do with the battery hedge trimmer, which is one of my favorite tools. Yeah, it hurts to have cut back blooming plants, but they will come back in plenty of time for a good fall bloom. In a couple of weeks it will be time to prune the roses.
Another chore is to apply more mulch from the pile the tree trimmers left.
So how about you? Watcha' doing these long hot days of summer besides trying to stay cool?