University of Maryland Extension

Landscaping

Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage (FS-655)

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer continues to increase. The increase is attributed to rising deer populations, human populations shifting to rural and suburban homesites, loss of deer habitat, and landowner decisisons to prevent deer hunting. This fact sheet provides landowners with...

Using Commercial Deer Repellents to Manage Deer Browsing in the Landscape (FS-810)

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer has increased dramatically over recent years. Deer damage to home landscapes and gardens is the number one complaint in suburban areas. An integrated approach to deer damage management can often be the most optimal way to deal with the problem. Using...

Reducing Vole Damage to Plants in Landscapes, Orchards and Nurseries (FS-654)

Voles are small mouselike rodents. In Maryland, two species, the meadow vole and the pine vole, eat roots, bark, and bulbs; even at low population levels, they cause significant damage to forest plantations, orchards, nurseries, and landscapes. This fact sheet explains how to identify these...

Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay (FS-704)

The topsoil on your property is a valuable resource and the foundation for a healthy landscape. Loss of soil through erosion can mean trouble, not only for your landscape, but for local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. If you are losing soil from your property, there are several things...

Japanese Maple Scale: A Pest of Nursery and Landscape Trees and Shrubs (FS-967)

Unless Japanese Maple Scale (JMS) is monitored carefully and controlled early, populations of this armored scale can spread throughout a nursery or landscape to many species of woody plants and build up to levels that cause dieback and even death of infested plants.
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