Here are a few ground covers that I like to use to stifle the weeds and tie other plants together in a pleasing manner.
Your summer and fall gardens will reflect your April efforts. This is our time to move things while they are still small.
Natives with long tap roots like the bright orange butterfly weed are completely unfazed by the heat, as are shrubs like crepe myrtle and caryopteris.
Deer will eat any plant if they are hungry enough. However, like us, they find some foods more appetizing than others.