Get a fresh start with compost in your garden. It will give your flowers and other blooms, shrubs and edibles a boost for healthy growth all season long.
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Favorites of hummingbirds and butterflies, long-flowering annual salvias are among the best sources of summer bloomers.
Plants have basic nutritional needs that must be met in order to thrive. When choosing the right fertilizer, look for a slow-release granular formula specifically intended for the plant you’re feeding.
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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.