* Check brown spots in lawns for...

<i> For dedicated gardeners, here are suggestions from the California Assn. of Nurserymen on what to do in the garden this week:</i>

* Check brown spots in lawns for sodweb worms and grubs.

* Clean up around fruit trees and pick any old fruit that could harbor soft rot fungus.

* Plant beets and carrots.

* Trim off old flowers on summer annuals to prolong blooming.

* Plant a kitchen plot of herbs. Many of them are perennial.