Maryland Grows

Archives


No-till gardening and weed barriers

In a mid-March post, I wrote about the advantages of using heavy-duty weed barrier fabric to smother weeds and create a no-till plant bed. In mid-June, I found myself with two beds that were starting to get weedy. The winter…

Read More

Q&A: Is this giant hogweed or poison hemlock?

Q: I think I might have giant hogweed on my property, or maybe it is poison hemlock. How can I tell for sure? A: Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) was found recently in Clarke County, Virginia, and it has raised awareness and…

Read More

What Can I Do About All These Weeds?

The famous quotation about the certainties of life which we all know includes death and taxes should also mention weeds! They are sprouting up all over. Even the most meticulously tended landscapes are not immune. Where to Begin? The first…

Read More

What Can I Do About My Neighbor’s Plants Coming Onto My Property?

Maryland property owners are limited to self-help when dealing with plants encroaching on their properties. This is not legal advice. Have a neighbor who has planted bamboo or another invasive plant species near your shared property line and now that…

Read More

Black Covers Can Put Weeds to Bed… For Good

Have you experienced one or more of these garden scenarios? It’s early April and chickweed, henbit and other winter annual weeds are growing so thickly in a vegetable or flower bed that the soil can’t be seen. The winter rye…

Read More

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…

Read More

Fall Tips for Lawn Renovation: Next Steps

Warm early October weather has extended the “overseeding window” for fall lawn care. While the first week in October is usually the traditional cutoff for establishing new lawns or rejuvenating existing lawns, the warm early October weather has extended the…

Read More