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• Prune flowering quince bush once bloom ends by selectively removing the oldest stems. This technique maintains a natural growth habit.

• Raise the mowing height for cool-season lawn grasses when hot weather arrives.

• Watch for sod webworms emerging in lawn grasses anytime now.

• Move houseplants outdoors when night temperatures remain above 50 degrees.

• Heat-loving summer tropicals can be planted outdoors now.

• Plant tomatoes in the vegetable garden now. If you support your plants with stakes, these should be set in place at planting time.

• Plant squash and cucumbers now.