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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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Monthly Tips for September

Houseplants Before bringing houseplants back into the house: Check plants for ants, earwigs, pillbugs, and other nuisance insects.  Wash off insect pests or apply a labeled houseplant insecticide to control any plant pests such as aphids, scales, spider mites, and mealybugs. If the plants…

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Monthly Tips for May

Lawn Always mow cool season grasses, like tall fescue and bluegrass, at a height of 3 inches. Mowing the lawn too close weakens the grass and permits many weeds to invade your lawn. Keep your mower blades sharp to prevent turf damage. Dry…

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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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Lawn and Garden Tips for March

Ornamental Plants Starting Seeds Indoors – Many types of annual flower plants can be started indoors this month. Generally, most are started 5-6 weeks before they are planted outdoors. Spring bulbs are emerging and some are even flowering at this time. Exposed leaves…

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Lawn and Garden Tips for February

Lawn Late February through the end of March is the second-best time (the optimum time is late August through mid-October) to overseed your lawn to make it thicker or to cover bare areas. The freezing and thawing of the soil…

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Featured Video: Soil Testing

Director of the Home & Garden Information Center, Jon Traunfeld, demonstrates how easy it is to collect and send a soil sample to a lab to be tested. View on YouTube

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