Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


What’s Eating My Tree? Bagworms or Webworms?

Have you noticed the large webbed sacs in the trees along the sides of the road lately? They do prompt questions to the Home & Garden Information Center’s Ask an Expert service. Often they are referred to as bagworms which causes…

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The Buzz on Pollination Is Not All About Bees: Wasps Are Pollinators Too!

Last time we talked about pollinators (see Is This a Pollinator? Five Types of Pollinating Insects You Can Find in Maryland), we received some questions about wasps. Do they also pollinate? If they do, what do they pollinate? So, let’s…

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Summer Lawn Woes: Reasons Why Tall Fescue Grass Declines at This Time of Year

It seems like a while ago, but it was only 5 weeks ago that we were experiencing a fairly gentle start to summer. We even had a few days in June with highs in the 60’s and it made for…

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Yard and Garden Tips and Tasks for July

Spotted lanternfly adults may be found feeding on many hosts, especially tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissma). Report any finds to the Maryland Department of Agriculture immediately, collect a sample or take digital photos of what you have found.   Bagworm caterpillars are now very…

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Featured Videos – Pollinators Playlist

In honor of National Pollinator Week, take a look at this playlist of quick pollinator videos by HGIC. More videos by HGIC on YouTube.

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Is This a Pollinator? Five Types of Pollinating Insects You Can Find in Maryland

Gardeners, naturalists, researchers, conservationists, politicians — everybody talks about pollinators these days. It seems that pollinators need our help and we need to help them help us. However, it is really hard to protect something that we don’t fully know….

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Dealing With Standing Water in Your Yard

Q: Our backyard has very low spots where the water ends up after heavy rains. How do I deal with this? I would like to plant a garden of shrubs and perennials but don’t think many can take that much…

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