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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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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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Brown Patch in Maryland Lawns

Along with the start of summer time comes a common lawn disease for Maryland homeowners’ lawns called brown patch. The disease is caused by several fungal species of Rhizoctonia.  Rainy summers are worse, but even drier summers have brown patch…

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