Garlic is perfect for small-space gardeners with sunny balconies and porches. Begin planting now and look forward to fresh, homegrown garlic in the months ahead.
Don't let an unappealing area or unsightly fixture like a septic tank cover ruin your view of your well-manicured landscape, cover it up! Follow this DIY and build a raised planter customized to conceal a vent pipe, water meter, septic cover and more.
Build shadow boxes for an ever-changing display of flowers and foliage. Use your fence or an exterior wall to create this vertical garden.
See more Simple Tips for your region here. You'll find great gardening advice on caring for your lawn, flowers and edibles, designed to address your specific climate and growing conditions.
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About the Coastal South Region
Stretching along the Gulf Coast, this region covers Southern Texas and Louisiana, the coastline of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and central and northern Florida. The climate is subtropical and tropical, with more than 100 hot and humid days with temperatures averaging 86°F and 40-60 inches of rain each year. The very rich soil is mostly sand or clay with a limestone base.
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