If you are planning to add to new plant material to your landscape, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists recommend keeping a few things in mind before you dig your first shovel-full of dirt.
Backyard gardens have stopped producing, and everything has been bitten by a couple of hard, fall frosts. There’s not much to do in the garden this time of year, but you can get ahead of the game for next year’s vegetable garden by taking a soil sample now.
Growing annual flowers in native soils can be a challenge in Georgia. Clay soils, though fertile, are often poorly drained, leading to root diseases. Sandy soils are generally less fertile and drain too quickly, making it hard to keep flowers watered and fed. Planting directly into a good bag of potting soil could be a better option.
As you plant fall vegetables, bring plants inside on cold nights and dream of what your landscape will look like next spring, take a moment to check out some of these free resources written by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts.
If you’re looking for reliable, up-to-date, free information about how to landscape your lawn this spring, which ornamentals, vegetables, native species or herbs to plant or how to compost and mulch, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension likely has a publication that will answer your questions.