Lawns

Photo of house with lawn

Healthy grass does more than provide an aesthetically pleasing backdrop for home landscapes and furnish an area for outdoor activities. Turf forms a dense mat of roots that anchors the soil preventing soil erosion, filters pollutants from run-off and slows excess water down allowing it to sink into the ground. However, your lawn care practices can have a negative impact on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how you can maintain a healthy green lawn, while protecting the state’s most valuable resource.

 Best Practices for earth-friendly lawn care

For Maryland Homeowners:

(PDF) Maryland's Lawn Fertilizer Law 
University of Maryland Extension Lawn Fertilizer Schedule for Home Lawns
(PDF) Consumer Information on MD's Lawn Fertilizer Law
Maryland Department of Agriculture

Publications:

(PDF) How to Fertilize your Lawn Responsibly
(PDF) HG 101 - Guide to Controlling Weeds in Cool Season Turf
(PDF) HG 306 - How to Measure Your Yard
(PDF) HG 63 - IPM Series: Turf
(PDF) HG 102 - Lawn Establishment, Renovation, and Overseeding
(PDF) HG 100 - Moss Control in Home Lawns
(PDF) HG 112 - Turfgrass Maintenance Calendars for Maryland Lawns

Videos: Turfgrass Establishment
 
            How to Fertilize your Lawn and Protect the Chesapeake Bay

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