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  • Organic Lawn Care

    … Updated: October 19, 2021 Organic lawn care is desired by people who want a more environmentally friendly managed lawn. Concerns about the impacts of pesticides on humans, … care section of the website  will help to prevent disease problems eliminating the need for fungicides. Fungicides are …

  • IPM - Prevent, Identify, and Manage Plant Problems

    … changing seasons, take proper measures to prevent plant problems as part of the landscape planning process. Learn … Install a rain garden in a wet area of your yard. Consider lawn alternatives . Plant an assortment of trees, shrubs, and … more than one plant species may indicate cultural and environmental problems (abiotic-not related to insects or …

  • Lawn Alternatives

    … An example of a yard with less lawn. Updated: November 3, 2021 Ways to reduce your lawn … seldom require fertilizers, and have few pest or disease problems. Maryland native switchgrass  (Panicum virgatum) , … (PDF) Alternatives to Traditional Lawns  | Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, MD BayScapes  | …

  • Ornamental Cherry Trees: Identify and Manage Problems

    … trees for Maryland landscapes but are subject to problems associated with insect pests, diseases, and weather … damaged area of the bark and can be caused by a variety of environmental conditions (e.g., soil saturated with water). … be broken down into three areas: Drought-stressed leaves Environmental - Tend to be weather-related, drought, too wet, …

  • Dogwood: Identify and Manage Problems

    … cultivars are available and reduce the chances of problems such as powdery mildew and spot anthracnose. Besides … dogwood branch.  These symptoms are most likely related to environmental stresses commonly observed on landscape … Trees that are stressed due to unsuitable  cultural and environmental conditions  are more susceptible to diseases …

  • Lawns and Microclover

    … A lawn with microclover. Photo credit: user jacki-dee on Flickr … herbicides in the 1950s, clover was a valued component of lawn seed mixtures for its ability to fix nitrogen, enrich … Center. Reviewed by Dr. Mark J. Carroll, Director, Environmental Science & Policy Program, University of …

  • Apple and Pear Problems not caused by Diseases or Insects

    … Updated: April 8, 2021 Problems on apple leaves Leaf spots/blotches on foliage  - In … root growth. Select suitable, well-drained planting sites. Problems on limbs or trunk Frost/freeze cracks, sunscald … annually to allow for tree growth. Water sprouts/suckers - Environmental stress.  Removal of large branches and limbs …

  • Buried Debris in Lawns

    … Buried rocks causing the lawn to turn yellow. Updated: April 15, 2021 Patches of dead … the site was graded may cause the problem. Often the new lawn grows normally and appears healthy until a stress … articles on those topics and comparing the preceding environmental conditions and progression of symptoms in your …

  • Boxwood: Identify and Manage Common Problems

    … and then they are dropped. Diagnostic table of boxwood problems Symptoms Details Possible Causes Leaf Yellowing With … Boxwood Blight Cleanliness Program.  Use landscapers and lawn care professionals who are educated about this disease … damage Photo: Penn State Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Archives, Penn State University, …