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Blueberry Care

Back to blueberries Mulch and Water Mulch and irrigation are essential for fast establishment, steady growth, and consistently high yields. Blueberry plants require at least one inch of water per week (65 gals./100 sq. ft.). You must supplement rainfall when necessary. Overhead (sprinkler)...

Blueberries - Selection and Planting

Back to blueberries Selection: It is possible to select a combination of cultivars that can provide a continuous harvest from July through mid-September. Blueberries are self-fertile but produce more and larger berries when two or more cultivars are planted. Be sure bloom times overlap. Purchase 2...

Buttercup (Bulbous)

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Photo gallery: Close-up of flower Corms (bulbous root system) Life cycle: Perennial, blooms in spring-early summer Growth habit: forms a basal rosette of 3-lobed leaves, arising from a corm. Flowers are bright yellow with 5-7 shiny petals...

Knawel - German Moss

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) (General Weed Gallery) Lifecycle: Annual, summer or winter Growth habit: low-growing, can blend into established lawns unnoticed. Has wiry, grass-like appearance. Sometimes forms sprawling mats. Inconspicuous flowers Reproduction: Seed germination mainly in...

Green Kyllinga

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Green Kyllinga ( Kyllinga gracillima) Lifecycle: perennial, in sedge family Growth Habit: produces a network of numerous underground stems (rhizomes) and can root and send out new leaves at each stem node. Has narrow, grass-like leaves...

Seeding/Sodding - Lawns

Return to lawn section Return to lawn care There are varying degrees of lawn seeding that range from lawn establishment, total renovation, overseeding, and repairing bare spots. Laying sod is the choice if you want an 'instant lawn'. Begin lawn establishment/renovation projects by soil testing. For...

Aeration - Lawns

Return to lawn care Mechanical aeration alleviates soil compaction in established turf, encourages root growth by increasing oxygen to roots, and allows seed, lime and fertilizer to enter into the soil. Compaction occurs primarily in the soil surface. A compacted layer as thin as one-fourth to one-...

Liming - Lawns

Return to lawn care Liming is an important step in maintaining a healthy lawn. The optimum pH for turf growth is 6.0 to 6.8. If the pH level falls below 5.5, turf growth will be compromised. Soils in Maryland have a tendency to become acidic over time and a soil test should be performed every three...

Watering - Lawns

Return to lawn care Lawn irrigation is not encouraged, but there are certain times when it is necessary. Water on an as needed basis, not on a regular schedule (this includes when using an irrigation system). Newly seeded, sodded, or lawns less than two years old, should be irrigated. Water if the...

Mowing/Grasscycling - Lawns

Return to lawn care Proper mowing greatly improves the appearance of lawns, promotes a healthy root system, reduces weed encroachment, and lessens disease pressure. Mowing Height: Low mowing is a major cause of lawn deterioration. Remove no more than one-third of the grass blade each time you mow...

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