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Lawn and Garden Tips for April

Wildlife Eastern box turtles and various species of snakes are coming out of hibernation and may visit your yard. Box turtles are becoming scarce throughout much of Maryland because of road mortality and habitat destruction. Observe turtles, but don’t collect…

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Q&A: What Is Causing Trees to Lose Their Bark?

Several observations of tree bark damage like this have been reported to the University of Maryland Extension’s Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) recently.  Q: I was walking in the woods near my house and noticed bark trimmed off a…

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Lawn and Garden Tips and Tricks for November

Lawns Typically, November is too late to broadcast lawn seed and expect it to survive the winter. Consider waiting until early spring. This is still a good time to control wild garlic, clover, ground ivy, chickweed, and other difficult weeds…

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The Continuing Saga of Keeping Critters Out of the Garden

  For almost five years my solar-powered electric fence has done an awesome job of keeping the deer out of my garden though a physical barrier was needed to keep out Mr. Rabbit. Green plastic mesh fencing that was 3’…

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