Maryland Grows

Category: Lawn & Garden


Climate change starting to affect Maryland farms (Viewpoint)

Editor’s note – this article was originally posted on Delmarva Farmer and was re-published here with permission.  While the content focuses on farms, it is also relevant to anyone growing in Maryland, including homeowners. The day I drove to Easton,…

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How to Avoid 5 Landscaping Blunders: Tips for new and experienced gardeners

Creating a beautiful landscape takes time and resources. Invest in careful planning and research before you begin to establish or renovate a landscape. It will pay off in the long run! Here are a few common blunders that occur in…

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It’s Plum Season! But Beware, This is Not a Plum

We received a couple questions this season from curious residents of Montgomery County who found “fruits” that look like small plums. These objects had dropped from oak trees. While these fruit-like items do look similar to plums, they are not…

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Meadow Making at Wiles Branch Park

  Under the direction of University of Maryland Extension’s Dr. Sara Tangren, local residents, Master Gardeners, and Master Naturalists cleared invasive plants from a 600 square foot section in Middletown’s Wiles Branch Park. The meadow section runs from Wiles’ Branch…

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Why are Oaks Declining? Dr. Dave Describes 3 Oak Diseases

We’ve recently received inquiries about oak trees declining and dying. People usually want to know if this is caused by oak wilt. Importantly, oak wilt is not known to occur widely in Maryland. Two common leaf diseases of oaks in…

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Lawn and Garden Tips and Tricks for September

Every month, we will highlight a few timely, key tips for Maryland homeowners’ lawns and gardens. Lawn: If needed, this is the ideal time to begin a total lawn renovation project. Total renovation is best if your lawn is always…

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Get Your Lawn Back in Shape This September

With summer winding down — nights are getting longer and days getting cooler — September is a perfect time to rejuvenate tall fescue lawns. Aerating and overseeding now in the fall will make your lawn stronger and better able to…

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