Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Featured Video: Keep Bugs Off My Vegetables! How to Deal With Insects in the Garden

Mike Raupp, “The Bug Guy” for the University of Maryland Extension, talks about an easy way to get rid of pesky bugs in your garden called Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. Integrated Pest Management coordinates the use of pest biology,…

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The Cure for All Your Ills Might Just Be A Native Plant

You may know Yarrow as a great garden plant for attracting small pollinators and beneficial insects. But there’s a lot more to it than that! Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, has been used as a medicinal for a very long time. No,…

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Why Is Leyland Cypress Turning Brown? Winter Took Its Toll

Leyland cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii) has a lot going for it. It’s fast-growing with evergreen, feathery foliage and a pleasing, slender profile. It makes an excellent specimen tree or screening plant. A cross between two Pacific coast species, the Leyland cypress thrives…

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What Can I Do About My Neighbor’s Plants Coming Onto My Property?

Maryland property owners are limited to self-help when dealing with plants encroaching on their properties. This is not legal advice. Have a neighbor who has planted bamboo or another invasive plant species near your shared property line and now that…

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Lawn and Garden Tips for April

Wildlife Eastern box turtles and various species of snakes are coming out of hibernation and may visit your yard. Box turtles are becoming scarce throughout much of Maryland because of road mortality and habitat destruction. Observe turtles, but don’t collect…

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Black Covers Can Put Weeds to Bed… For Good

Have you experienced one or more of these garden scenarios? It’s early April and chickweed, henbit and other winter annual weeds are growing so thickly in a vegetable or flower bed that the soil can’t be seen. The winter rye…

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Spring Lawn Care: How to Deal with Weeds and Bare Spots

With spring gardening season right around the corner, lawn questions have been rolling in to the Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC). Here I’ll address some of the most common questions about weeds and overseeding. Dealing with Winter Weeds In…

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