This is a Reprint of an Article from Lowe’s Creative Ideas for Outdoor Living Fall 2011 Magazine titled:
Your gardening guide to what to do in the Gulf Coast Region and when to do it:
warm-season veggies—green beans, pole beans, and peppers can still produce
heat-tolerant rosemary, mints, and oregano to pots and edible spaces.
your lawn closely for persistent insects such as sod webworms and chinch bugs.
bulbs and divide perennials if too large or needing rejuvenation.
shrubs and ornamentals. Use a slow- or
time-released fertilizer for the last time this season.
seeds of winter crops directly in the ground:
broccoli; collards; cabbage; lettuce; and, radish.
bulbs for spring bloom, including stalwarts such as lilies, agapanthus,
zephyranthes, and amaryllis.
your poinsettias, which can be quickly defoliated by hornworms. Handpick pests and drop them in soapy water.
fall color. Add mass plants of
cool-season pansies and snapdragons as focal points.
trees and shrubs in the fall—the perfect time—so they can establish roots
before hot, dry spring weather.
veggies. Sow these in succession for extended
harvest: carrots; lettuce; spinach; and,
your soil. Prepare for new spring
plantings by knowing what amendments are needed.
herbs such as basil, cilantro, dill, and fennel. They appreciate the cooler, dryer weather.