2. Remove Unwanted Weeds

While there is a great deal of debate around what truly makes a weed a weed and not just an unanticipated flower, many gardeners who are intentionally growing certain species will wish to periodically weed their gardens and yards throughout the summer to avoid weeds siphoning precious water and nutrients away from their intended plants.

Weeding by hand can be thankless and exhausting, so summer is also a great time to look into more permanent weed solutions like landscape fabric or heavy mulches to keep weeds down.  Organic chemical solutions like vinegar sprays can also help target weeds widely.