Maryland Grows


My Pachysandra is Dying, What Can I Plant in Its Place?

Resident seeks groundcover options to replace Pachysandra. Photo: University of Maryland Extension / Ask an Expert Q: My Pachysandra is Dying, What Can I Plant in Its Place? A patch of Japanese Pachysandra in my yard was formerly healthy but…

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Q&A: Try these groundcovers that will keep deer away

Q: What groundcovers can you recommend for shade? I’ve removed all the English ivy and need something before erosion starts. I like evergreen ones, and I also have deer problems. A: Many of the following are deer resistant, if not…

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Q&A: What’s Wrong With My Pachysandra?

Q: We have a steep hill that is covered with mature Japanese Pachysandra that is dying. It is under a large tulip tree. This groundcover was healthy for more than twenty years. During the last couple of years the leaves have turned yellow…

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