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 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.
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