University of Maryland Extension

Home Gardening

Sustainable Landscaping on the Eastern Shore!

Symposium/Training is open to all. Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will earn 6.5 hours of Continuing Education. Click here for registration information.

Become a Master Gardener!

2018 Training starts on February 22

Questions about your yard?

If you have any questions about gardening (ornamental and vegetable), pest, diseases or Bay-wise friendly practices, our program assistant is availalable at the office from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Tuesdsay, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week. You may also e-mail your questions, any time, to sharvey1@umd.edu

Feel free to drop off plant- or insect samples Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You will receive a prompt reply.

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Sabine Harvey, sharvey1@umd.edu, Horticulture Program Assistant

 

 

EXTRA! EXTRA! Just in time for gardening season* – step right up and get all of your questions answered! Such as:

  • How do I get rid of those pesky weeds without chemicals?
  • What is the best variety of tomato for a container garden?
  • What is the best time to plant grass seed?
  • Why is my boxwood turning yellow?
  • Is it OK to compost oak leaves?

Ask the Certified Professional Horticulturists any time, day or night.

Send your questions along with digital images.  Answers will be e-mailed within 48 hours! How’s THAT for service!?

Click here or look for the Ask the Experts image on the HGIC website.

Visit our new and improved websites!

Everything you want to know (well, almost) about maintaining the plants in and around your yard, identifying and controlling the pests inside and outside of your home…and much, much more!

Home and Garden Information Center

  • Learn the difference between an annual and a perennial
  • Visit Grow It Eat It for food gardening information
  • Learn how to prepare your soil for planting
  • Find the latest in lawn care and how to reduce hours maintaining your lawn
  • Soil testing information – including a How-to video
  • Right plant – right place. How to select, purchase, plant, and maintain trees and shrubs for your landscape
  • Subscribe to HGIC eNewsletter
  • Visit the Resource Library for: Archived eNewsletters, Featured Plants, FAQ’s, Gardening Glossary, Publications, Tips, How-to Videos, and more!
  • Stay tuned in to the latest happenings via Social Media on Facebook and Twitter!

*Gardening season is considered by many to be a year-round hobby! Catch the fever!

 

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