Annuals bloom better if the old flowers are removed. This prevents seed formation that normally makes annuals start to decline. The practice is particularly important when growing ageratum, calendula, cosmos, marigold, pansy, rudbeckia, scabiosa, verbena, and zinnia.
If you’re painting a porch that has railings, paint the railings first. Follow with the outside edges of the floor, working toward the door or steps.