Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Dandelion Greens: Glad I’m Not a Starving Colonist

My son stood in the back of the pick up truck surveying his work. His eyes were wide, arms outstretched, and his jaw slack in amazement. “Did I plant all of this?” he asked, as he pointed to the broad…

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Garlic Mustard – Invasive Plant in Maryland – Featured Video

Professional Horticulturist Ellen Nibali identifies garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and explains how to remove this invasive plant from your garden. This plant is popping up in Maryland right now, so be on the lookout! Take a look at our Invasive…

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Q&A: How Can I Make a Naturalistic Garden Look Intentional?

Q: I would like to plant a more natural garden but am worried about irritating the neighbors who might think it is sloppy or not a garden at all! Any advice? A: Make a natural garden look intentional. Here are…

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Monthly Tips for April

Outdoor Garden and Yard Tips Cedar-apple rust disease forms its galls on Virginia cedar (Juniperus virginiana) in April. The odd-looking galls are at first bright orange gelatinous balls with long “horns” or projections; they later turn brown and become hard. They are…

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Boxwood Blight in Maryland

Until last summer most people in Maryland weren’t aware of the new fungal disease infecting boxwood called boxwood blight. In 2011 professionals in the green (landscape and greenhouse) industry were informed of the disease but the outbreaks were scattered and…

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Spring Lawn Care Tips & Bay-Friendly Lawn Workshop

Spring appears to be on schedule for most of Maryland as temperatures are slowly creeping up into the 50’s and 60’s for highs. One of the temptations for homeowners is to fertilize the lawn “to get the grass going” in…

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Early Spring Pruning of Roses – Featured Video

The best time of year to prune your roses is right about now.  Take a look at this video to learn how.

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