The first step to improving your garden is to get a soil test. The results will guide you to amending your soil for the growing season.
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Find out what herbs to grow year-round. Then, pick a pretty flowerpot and grow them indoors.
Now is a great time to prune, rake and mulch. As you tidy up the landscape, you'll make it easier for the next gardening season.
See more tips for your area 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 Lower South Region
The Lower South stretches from coastal Virginia down to central Georgia and across to central Texas. The Lower South has sizzling, lengthy and very humid summers paired with mild winters and a short spring and fall. Summer temperatures range between 90-100°F while the winter varies from 36-70°F, with brief cold temperatures in the low 20s°F. Rainfall averages 40-50 inches annually, but western central Texas may only get 24 inches. Soil typically has a pH under 6, meaning it’s acidic, and it’s sandy, loamy, and in Texas, may be clay.