This summer, find relief from the heat with these timely ideas for keeping cool in the garden and on the patio.
Middle Atlantic Tips
Fight leaf-feeding caterpillars and other garden pests today.
The chill in the air means it's time to grow fall veggies.
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.