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Summer Lawn Woes: Reasons Why Tall Fescue Grass Declines at This Time of Year

It seems like a while ago, but it was only 5 weeks ago that we were experiencing a fairly gentle start to summer. We even had a few days in June with highs in the 60’s and it made for…

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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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Q&A: Tire Gouges in a Lawn and Planting Grass After Construction Work

University of Maryland Lecturer and Turfgrass Management Advisor Geoff Rinehart answers your questions about lawn care and planting. For more Maryland lawn care information, see the University of Maryland Extension Home & Garden Information Center website. Q: I had a…

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Q&A: Japanese Stiltgrass Management and Lawn Fertilization Tips

University of Maryland Lecturer and Turfgrass Management Advisor Geoff Rinehart answers your questions about lawn weeds and fall fertilization. Q: What is this “grass” and is it possible to eradicate it from our lawn? It has been spreading down the…

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A Lawn Retrospective on the Summer of 2018: Looking Ahead to the Fall Season

It seems like ages ago, but during late spring and early summer we were in the midst of a long dry spell–and then things changed! It seems once the rain started it hardly ever stopped during late July and early…

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Lawn Tips for Summer: Don’t Overmanage!

With summer right around the corner and gardening season in full bloom, many homeowners have been spending more time outdoors with yard maintenance activities. One temptation is to “want to do something’’ to make your lawn better since it has…

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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 into 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 late…

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