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    … Blueberry Insect Pests Blueberry Problem not caused by Diseases or Insects Growing Blueberries in Containers Pruning … Gardens Drip Irrigation How to Start a Vegetable Garden Lawn (Turfgrass) Removal Methods Organic Matter and Soil … Management Tips for Choosing Trees and Shrubs Lawns Lawn Care Basics The Challenge of Growing a Lawn in Maryland …

  • 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, … behind the wish to make a change. But, what is organic lawn care? And what should the expectations be? What is …

  • The Challenge of Growing a Lawn in Maryland

    … It’s Time to Rethink Our Lawns & Landscapes A lush green lawn is often expected as part of the typical American home … We receive questions from Maryland residents when their lawn contains weeds or brown spots, does not grow well, or … crop in a given area. Single crops are more susceptible to diseases and pest problems than a diverse mixture of …

  • Lawn Maintenance Calendar for Maryland Tall Fescue Home Lawns

    … more challenging. Refer to The Challenge of Growing a Lawn in Maryland . The recommended time to fertilize tall … from drought, disease, or insect damage. Maryland’s Lawn Fertilizer Law authorizes the Maryland Department of … on turf not used for agricultural purposes. The following lawn care practices take this law into consideration. General …

  • Starting a New Lawn

    … competition.   Questions to consider before starting a lawn in Maryland 1) What are some of the  challenges of growing a lawn  in Maryland? A year-round deep green lawn is not an … textured. Drought tolerant and not susceptible to diseases.  Established by plugs (more information below) or …

  • Brown Patch - Lawns

    … ammonium in late spring-summer increase the chances of a lawn becoming infected with the disease.  Symptoms  Circular … but diseased grass blades are scattered throughout the lawn causing thinning and browning of turf. (photo below) … because of susceptibility to brown patch and other serious diseases. If purchasing a blend of grass species select one …

  • Lawn Fertilizing

    … Updated: April 15, 2021 Your last lawn fertilizer application for the season should be made no … until after  March 1st. This is according to  Maryland's Lawn Fertilizer Law . Fertilizer is essential for maintaining … fertilizer play important roles in properly managing your lawn and helping to be responsible for protecting our natural …

  • Lawn Alternatives

    … An example of a yard with less lawn. Updated: November 3, 2021 Ways to reduce your lawn Lawns are usually desired for children’s play areas, pet … pollution, and water waste, to name a few. Even organic lawn care requires time and expense. Removing grass and …

  • Lawns - Home & Garden

    … Maryland Lawns & sustainability The Challenge of Growing a Lawn in Maryland Lawn Alternatives Converting Lawns Into Diverse Landscapes: … Shade Lawn Weeds Lawn Weed Prevention and Management Lawn Diseases Lawn Insects Lawn Problems Caused by Nonliving …

  • Lawn Herbicides for Weed Control

    … April 16, 2021 Herbicides have been used to control lawn weeds since the 1950s. But the potential risks to … cause people to reconsider their use as part of routine lawn care. Concentrating on proper  lawn care practices  can … gardeners face many of the same insect pests and plant diseases as commercial growers, arborists, and landscapers. …