Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


July Tips and Tasks

Japanese beetles may be feeding heavily at this time. Brush the beetles into a bucket of soapy water held underneath foliage or branches. The use of Japanese beetle traps near your plants is not recommended. Studies show that traps can…

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The Garden Hoes Podcast – Summertime Watering

As Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgment.” June weeds are certainly testing our judgment. As we move into our third month of quarantine, our gardens are buzzing with activity. In this…

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Grow healthy, productive plants with the right supports

Being supported is important. For you. For me. And for our garden plants. The right garden supports help keep plants healthy. Lifting them up, up, up on stakes, cages and trellises boosts air circulation. This cuts down on rot and…

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Hidden Garden Party: Who’s Eating Whom?

Who loves a party? I know I do, especially a summer BBQ with all the family favorites! Insects are no exception and really know how to have some fun. Pictured above is a party of aphids, which are tiny little…

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Safe Shopping During COVID-19 at Maryland Farmers’ Markets – Featured Video

Find your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ markets. Many farmers’ markets in Maryland have opened for the season. Shop safely at the market by wearing a mask, standing 6 feet apart, and bringing your own bags. This…

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The Garden Hoes Podcast – Mulch – Episode 7

In this month’s episode, we talk about mulching, pruning hydrangeas (~11:20), and spring lawn care (~15:50). Native Plant of the Month: Blue Flag Iris (~20:45) Garden Tips of the Month (~23:15) Bug of the Month: Spotted Lanternfly (~31:00) If you…

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What should I plant to help pollinators?

We all want to protect pollinators and it seems that the best way to do that is to have a lot of flowers so they can feed on them. But if you’ve ever checked a seed catalog or visited a…

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