Stop procrastinating and start gardening! Make the most of usually mild June weather. There’s still time to plant a summer vegetable garden – even if it’s just a few tomato plants in pots. Try some herbs, too; basil loves Sacramento summers.
Trim off the spent flowers (this is called “deadheading”), then fertilize with a balanced mix such as 12-12-12. Make sure to water the bushes well before adding any fertilizer (that prevents chemical burns to the foliage). The application rate for most granular fertilizers is 1/2 cup per bush, worked into the soil lightly in a circle within 18 inches of the trunk.