Put the garden to bed before winter with fall garden cleanup.
Middle Atlantic Tips
Now that it’s getting cooler, gradually move houseplants inside when nighttime temperatures are consistently in the 50s, well before the first frost threatens.
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 Middle Atlantic Region
Major cities in the Mid-Atlantic include Baltimore, Newark, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Wilmington, Rochester and Buffalo. There are four distinct seasons, a moderate climate and mostly fertile soils. The average growing season ranges from April to November in the coastal areas to May to September in northern inland regions. Summers are hot and humid on the coast while inland it remains cool and dry, with temperatures averaging in the mid-80s°F. Winters rarely get below 0°F in coastal areas but northern, inland areas see heavy snow and cold from late November to March, with abundant rainfall that averages between 30-40 inches annually. Soil ranges from sandy loam to silt loam to limestone. Green and fertile, all vegetables and annuals grow well here.