The heat gives both plants and people a bit of a break, but there are still plenty of basic maintenance tasks to do.
Deadheading 101 -- Keep deadheading. For the most flowers and tidiest garden, deadhead daily. Some gardeners take a few minutes each morning, making it part of their daily routine.
Fertilizing Plants -- Fertilize containers. Constant watering flushes out nutrients.
Harvesting Vegetables -- Keep up with the harvest from your vegetable garden. Be sure to pick small and often. Tiny filet green beans, for example, need picking daily. And be sure to remove rotting or diseased produce from the garden. They act as disease magnets.
Vegetable Production -- Harvest veggies to keep them producing.