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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, … you that the product is for use in organic programs. Insects are rarely a problem of healthy lawns. Routinely …

  • 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 … to no floral resources to feed bees and other beneficial insects. With some 1.3 million acres devoted to lawns in …

  • 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 attainable goal in Maryland. The state is …

  • 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 … just a few of the many choices available: For beneficial insects: Wild geranium  (Geranium maculatum) , mountain …

  • Identifying Common Household Insect Pests

    … June 16, 2021 Key points to help in identifying household insects Proper identification is the first step prior to … black with yellow markings on abdomen, hover above the lawn, non-aggressive, nest in loose soil. Cicada Killers : … wasp, yellow stripe on each side of abdomen, fly over lawn during the day. Mud Daubers, Potter and Mason Wasps : …

  • Lawns - Home & Garden

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

  • 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 reduce the need for herbicide use. …

  • Converting Lawns Into Diverse Landscapes: Case Studies

    … A resident of Harford County replaced portions of the lawn with native plants to increase native habitat and beauty … of their property, and reduced the negative impact of lawn maintenance on climate change . Converting lawn strip … on the milkweed. You have to view the garden from the insects’ point of view rather than the humans’ point of …