Even if you have a small garden, you can still grow fruit trees. Fruit trees naturally break dormancy and start to grow in early spring, so that is the best time to plant. Until then, daydreaming about what and where you will plant is time well spent.
Middle South Tips
Shake off winter blues with a breath of fresh air by filling your home with houseplants. Houseplants scrub the air clean, add moisture to dry air and provide beautiful greenery even on the coldest days of winter.
Kill weeds early so you can enjoy your lawn all 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.