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Updated: September 16, 2021

Lawn Alternatives

Simple ways to reduce the amount of your property devoted to grass.
yard with less lawn
Updated: September 16, 2021

Recommended Native Plants for Maryland

Find native plant recommended for Maryland gardens and landscapes.
monarda fistulosa plants in bloom with lavender flowers
Updated: June 23, 2021

Tips for Choosing Trees and Shrubs

Tips for tree and shrub selection in Maryland
southern magnolia blossom
Updated: August 10, 2021

Ornamental and Native Grasses for the Landscape

Find native and ornamental grasses for your yard and garden.
native grasses and other native plants in an urban garden setting
Updated: May 19, 2021

Plants for Mixed Privacy Screens

Don't fall into the trap of selecting plants not suitable for the location or planting them too close together.
evergreen screen plants
Updated: April 30, 2021


Growing groundcovers in Maryland
iris cristata groundcover
Updated: April 20, 2021

How to Make a Meadow

Basic guidelines for making a native meadow in a residential landscape.
native meadow
Updated: March 25, 2021

Groundcover List

This list offers several suggestions for groundcover plants for different sites.
sensitive ferns as a groundcover