Garlic is perfect for small-space gardeners with sunny balconies and porches. Begin planting now and look forward to fresh, homegrown garlic in the months ahead.
Don't let an unappealing area or unsightly fixture like a septic tank cover ruin your view of your well-manicured landscape, cover it up! Follow this DIY and build a raised planter customized to conceal a vent pipe, water meter, septic cover and more.
Build shadow boxes for an ever-changing display of flowers and foliage. Use your fence or an exterior wall to create this vertical garden.
See more Simple Tips for your region 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 Upper South Region
The Upper South covers West Virginia, western Virginia, Kentucky, north Tennessee, Arkansas, central Oklahoma and the southernmost parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. This region experiences four distinct seasons with spring weather starting in March followed by warmer weather in June. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 87°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 94°F. Areas with higher altitudes have cooler weather. Rainfall averages 40-45 inches. The soil is acidic with a pH level below 6, though some areas in Oklahoma may have a higher pH level and alkaline soil. Specifically, most of the soil is slit loam, sandy loam or a combination of both.
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