Maintenance of New Gardens

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Updated: July 22, 2021

Soil Testing and Soil Testing Labs

Everything you need to know about soil testing.
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Updated: July 22, 2021

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

6 basic steps to use to start a vegetable garden
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Updated: June 28, 2021

How to Identify, Prevent, and Manage Plant Problems

How to ID, prevent, and manage plant problems in Maryland
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Updated: June 23, 2021

Why Include Native Plants in Your Garden?

5 good reasons to include native plants in your yard and garden.
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Updated: May 26, 2021

Landscape Management Basics

Landscape management in Maryland
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Updated: May 24, 2021

Diagnostic Chart of Azalea and Rhododendron Problems

A simple chart of symptoms and possible causes
Updated: May 24, 2021

Pruning Tools

Tools for pruning trees and shrubs
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Updated: May 24, 2021

Pruning Shrubs and Hedges

Pruning methods for shrubs.
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Updated: May 19, 2021

Planting a Tree or Shrub

How to plant a tree or shrub
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Updated: April 30, 2021

What is Organic or Sustainable Vegetable Gardening?

The words “organic” and “sustainable” are often used interchangeably to describe a holistic gardening approach. Are there differences between the two approaches?
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