• Irrigate lawns early in the morning for most efficient water use.
• Apply no more nitrogen fertilizers to trees and shrubs. Late fertilization may promote lush growth susceptible to winter damage.
• Prune climbing roses when the spring flush of flowering ends.
• Spray infection-prone varieties of garden phlox and bee balm to prevent unsightly powdery mildew.
• Spray hollies a final time for leaf miner control.
• Provide water in the garden for birds during dry weather.
Every week, we feature a St. Louis-area home to showcase, usually because of its great style; but sometimes, just being quirky earns it the distinction.