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Fertilizing - Lawns

Return to lawn care Fertilizer is essential for maintaining healthy, relatively weed and disease free grass. Timing, type, and amount of fertilizer play important roles in properly managing your lawn and helping to be responsible for protecting our natural resources. Our information is based on...

Roughstalk bluegrass

Roughstalk bluegrass Poa trivialis (Photo credit: Perdue University Turfgrass Program: Turf tips 5/2008) Lighter colored Poa trivialis in a darker tall fescue lawn (More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Life Cycle: perennial, cool season grassy weed. Growth habit: forms light...

Planted Too Deeply - Trees and Shrubs

(A tree planted too deeply looks like a telephone pole coming out of the ground) Many trees and shrubs are set too deeply from the time of planting (planting holes should be wider than deeper), they can also settle too deeply into the ground over time or are overmulched . These situations can...

Groundcover List

This list offers some suggestions for groundcovers for different sites, however, there are many more options. Plants need to be able to grow on challenging sites, especially when used for slope or bank stabilization and as a grass substitute, are easy-to-grow, and relatively fast growing. Invasive...

Cherry Shot Hole on Flowering Cherries

Photo: Yoshino cherry blossoms Back to Common Problems - Trees and Shrubs Flowering cherries are among the most popular ornamental trees grown in Maryland. When in bloom we know that springtime is here and we marvel at their beauty. Then later in the season the problems start..... Sometimes during...

Climate Change Basics and Evidence

How do scientists know that climate is changing? Many different kinds of evidence consistently point to a warming trend on Earth. The graphic to the right illustrates some of the indicators measured across the globe over many decades that show that the Earth’s climate is warming (white arrows...

Climate Change and Gardening

Climate change is real and is affecting Maryland now. There is no scientific controversy: 99% of scientists agree that our climate is changing and that global temperatures are increasing as levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases rise in the atmosphere (CO 2 , methane, nitrogen dioxide, water...

Links/Resources

Earth Friendly Plants/Mushrooms Problems Wildlife General Interest Links to private companies or products are provided as a public service and do not constitute an endorsement by the University of Maryland. Earth Friendly Biological and Alternative Control & Intergrated Pest Management (IPM)...

HB1102: How you can take action

General Assembly to Consider House Bill 1102: Celebrating Maryland Native Plants and Pollinators License Plate HB1102: Celebrating Maryland Native Plants and Pollinators License Plate is currently under consideration by the Maryland General Assembly. If passed, this legislation would create a...

Care of Amaryllis (a.k.a Hippeastrum) Plants

This beautiful plant is an all time favorite holiday se ason plant that can be encouraged to bloom at other times of the year too. The bloom is a spectacular flower six inches across with two to four blossoms produced on tall sturdy stems. Each flower can last two weeks, sometimes longer. Bloom...

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