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 Middle South Region
The Mid South begins just east of Richmond, runs along the east Appalachian Mountains, through central Virginia, the western areas of North and South Carolina, the Tennessee Valley, northern areas of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, central Arkansas and Texas west of Dallas. Mild winters range from 35-50°F and hot, humid summers can reach above 100°F, with much cooler weather in the mountains. Rainfall varies greatly, from Texas getting 20-30 inches to 60 inches in areas of Tennessee. Sandy, loamy soil is acidic with a pH typically under 6.