University of Maryland Extension

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section provides detailed answers to the most common questions we receive on general gardening topics.

For a list of general garden tasks organized monthly by topic, view the Helpful Tips.

Click on a topic below to jump to those FAQs:

Plants

Houseplants

Ornamental Plants
(Annuals, Bulbs, 
Perennials)

Shrubs

Fall/Winter
Spring/Summer

Trees

Fall/Winter
Spring/Summer

Fruits/Vegetables

Small fruit
Tree fruit

Vegetables

 

Lawn and Garden

Compost

Insect Pests

Lawns

Mulch

Soils

Wildlife

Attracting
Problems

 

 

 

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