University of Maryland Extension

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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