Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Houseplants for Low Light Conditions

There are so many houseplants from which to choose. How does one decide? Become familiar with the light conditions inside your home. Light can be the determining factor as to what you can grow in your indoor environment. The first…

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Does Your Firewood Come with Unexpected Guests?

Several types of beetles may emerge from firewood that is stored indoors. Check firewood logs for small, round holes in the bark. Bark beetles are 1/4 inch or less in length, cylindrical in shape and red, black or brown in…

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Allium Leafminer: Possible Ornamental Plant Pest?

There is a new pest in our area first found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in December 2015. It is the Allium leafminer (Phytomyza gymnostoma) which attacks Allium plant species. Leeks tend to be the most damaged host, but all Allium…

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What Tree is This?

How well do you know your trees? Can you identify the trees in the images above? Do you know where to start and what to look for? When we get tree identification questions at the Home & Garden Information Center,…

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Fall Tips for Lawn Renovation: Next Steps

Warm early October weather has extended the “overseeding window” for fall lawn care. While the first week in October is usually the traditional cutoff for establishing new lawns or rejuvenating existing lawns, the warm early October weather has extended the…

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Lawn and Garden Tips and Tricks for October

Houseplants Moving houseplants back indoors: Lessen the shock from the reduction of light by placing newly moved plants to a bright spot before moving them to their new location. Be careful not to overwater them during the adjustment period which…

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Q&A: When is it too late to transplant perennials?

Q: When is it too late to transplant my flowering perennials? How late into the fall can I divide and move my plants? A: It’s not too late! You can transplant perennials anytime until the ground freezes in the fall,…

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