Should Bleeding Heart Bushes Be Cut Back When They Turn Yellow And Lie Flat In Middle Of Summer

Question From: Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
Q: Nancy, Tomorrow is August 1st and my Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart Bushes were heavy with blossoms in the spring, but now look bedraggled and the stalks are turning yellow and lying flat on the ground. Should I cut them off at ground level as I normally would in the fall? They are rather hard to mow around and they aren't attractive now at all! What do you advise? Oh, and I live in Wisc.

A: Bleeding hearts often go dormant in mid summer. Cut them back and relax. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.