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    … Gardens Drip Irrigation How to Start a Vegetable Garden Lawn (Turfgrass) Removal Methods Organic Matter and Soil … in Containers Planting Vegetables in Containers Harvesting Plants Grown in Salad Tables™ or Salad Boxes™ Plant, … Management Tips for Choosing Trees and Shrubs Lawns Lawn Care Basics The Challenge of Growing a Lawn in Maryland …

  • 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 … point.   Weeds are normal and to be expected.  Weeds are plants out of place. It is normal for plants to show up by …

  • 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 in the … of their property, and reduced the negative impact of lawn maintenance on climate change . Converting lawn strip …

  • 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, … also kill the grass) and are used to spot-treat problem plants. Research has shown these products are less effective …

  • IPM - Prevent, Identify, and Manage Plant Problems

    … to the Impacts of Climate Change .  For example, select plants that can handle hotter, drier, or wetter summer conditions, plant more native plants (aim for 50% natives), know your site conditions … Install a rain garden in a wet area of your yard. Consider lawn alternatives . Plant an assortment of trees, shrubs, and …

  • 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 …

  • Lawn Care

    … April 15, 2021 Home lawns and the idea of what a home lawn should look like varies greatly. There are homeowners who dream of that perfectly green, weed-free lawn (although the trend is toward a lower input lawn and  lawn alternatives ), and then there are others who …

  • 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 …

  • Fertilizer

    … 0.5 lbs. of N, 0.25 lb. of P2O5, and 0.25 lb. of K2O. Plants should be fertilized based on soil test results, UME … testing lab results and recommendations. UME's residential lawn fertilization guidelines were developed based on research and in response to the Maryland Lawn Fertilizer Law . Out-of-state soil test labs may provide …

  • Lawn Renovation and Overseeding

    … Too much shade and competition from tree roots. Consider  lawn alternatives  for shady areas and mulch rings around … to grow well. Incorrect  mowing  practices. Scalping the lawn and mowing too often stresses out the grass and … according to the  University of Maryland Extension lawn fertilizer schedule .  Complete renovation An 'overhaul' …