Garden work is never done. Every season comes with a different task.
Midsummer is the time where maintenance is at the utmost; watering, feeding, pruning, harvesting soft fruits and deadheading.
Deadheading is particularly important if you want to keep your garden continuously flowering. By removing the flower, it stops the plant from taking seeds.
Instead of throwing the flowers into the compost bin, why not make them into a posy - they probably won't last long but it doesn't cost anything!
A posy I made out of cuttings from my herbaceous border
They consisted of Nepeta (catmint), Scabiosa, Antirrhinum (snapdragon) and Veronica (speedwell)