Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


December Tips and Tasks

An amaryllis is a popular holiday gift. With proper care, they can bloom again. Maryland’s Lawn Fertilizer Law prohibits anyone from using fertilizer products to melt ice and snow on steps, sidewalks or driveways. Evergreens like hollies, boxwoods, and pines can be moderately…

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Please Pass the Cranberry Sauce and Give Thanks for Pollination

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and usually involves first preparing and then ingesting a lot of delicious goodies. Each family has recipes and traditions related to Thanksgiving, and even foreigners (like myself) may join in and…

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Featured Video: Ornamental Trimming – Tall Trees

Now is a good time to prune trees. Ray Bosmans demonstrates how to trim tall trees safely and effectively. Make sure to be careful when using a tall ladder. Take a look at the pruning info on HGIC

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Our Favorite Trees

What are your favorite trees? The Watershed Restoration Specialists from the University of Maryland Extension Sea Grant Program recently shared what their favorite trees are and why. As Watershed Specialists, we spend a lot of time helping people decide which…

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November Tips and Tasks

Mulch your perennials after the first hard freeze. This helps to protect them from frost heaving caused by the freezing and thawing of the soil. Mulch helps moderate temperature fluctuations, reducing this problem. Mulch should be no more than 2-3″…

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Where Are All The Pollinators?

Even though I love the heat of summer, I have to admit that fall makes me happy in a different way. I like the trees that turn into beautiful colors, the crisp air, quiet nights, and the days that slowly…

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Spotted Lanternfly Moves Into New Areas This Year

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) arrived in Maryland last year. These invasive insects are being controlled now in 15 sites in Cecil County and several in Harford County. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has expanded its survey sites along the Pennsylvania…

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