University of Maryland Extension


Did you know that most Maryland residents live within a 15 minute walk of a water source that eventually reaches the Chesapeake Bay? The actions we take in our yards and gardens affect the natural world beyond our property lines. A sustainable landscape’s design, construction, and maintenance meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs for clean water, air, and other natural resources.

 Best Practices for a healthy landscape

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