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Lawn Weed Identification

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Control Options

Return to lawns Back to lawn weed identification An Environmentally Responsible Approach to Weed Control Before you rush out to buy an arsenal of chemicals, read and remember these tips . Also, i t is perfectly acceptable to have a tolerable level of weeds in a home lawn - really! There has been...

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Fill out your e-mail address to receive our newsletter! E-mail address: Master Gardener?: Yes No Are you a food gardener?: Yes No How many benefit/eat from your garden?: None 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 What type of food gardener are you?: Salad Table or Salad Box Container Garden Raised Beds In-ground...

Summer Weeds

Summer is here and so are summer's weeds. These are the weeds most commonly seen in the Maryland home garden and landscape. Featured seasonal weeds: Spring l Summer l Fall Back to the main weeds gallery * indicates an invasive weed Bermudagrass Canada thistle Crabgrass Clover Ground ivy (Creeping...

Common Problems - Trees & Shrubs

Trees Cultural & Environmental Diseases Insects/Mites Wildlife Shrubs Cultural & Environmental Diseases Insects/Mites Wildlife Publications: (PDF) 100 Poisonous Plants of Maryland , Bulletin 314 (PDF) HG 86 Common Abiotic Plant Problems (PDF) HG 201 Common Cultural & Environmental...


The plants below were featured in prior months on the Home and Garden Information Center's Featured Plants. Current selections can be found on the Featured Plants page . Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

Virginia creeper

Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Life cycle: deciduous, woody vine. This is a native vine. Growth habit: stems trailing or climbing by tendrils with adhesive discs; leaves alternate, palmately compound, usually 5 leaflets but sometimes 3 or 7, football to egg-shaped, margins toothed;...


Wineberry Rubus phoenicolasius Life cycle: deciduous, woody vine Growth habit: arching stems reach 3 to 6 ft. that can root at the tips; stems and petioles covered in dense reddish glandular hairs and prickles; leaves alternate, divided into three leaflets, broadly ovate with pointed tips, serrated...


Trumpetcreeper Campsis radicans Life cycle: deciduous, woody vine Growth habit: trailing or climbing by aerial roots; stems can grow from 20 to 40 ft. long; leaves opposite, pinnately compound, 7-15 toothed leaflets Reproduction: seeds, root sprouts, and stems rooting along the ground; flowers...


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