University of Maryland Extension

St. Mary's County

Base Name: 
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Holiday Plant Care

Holiday Plant Care Poins ettias, Amaryllis, and Christmas Cacti, are just a few of the gift plants you may receive or even purchase to give to a friend. On this page you will find tips, information and links to help you care for holiday gift plants. Pass along our website with those plants you gift...

Bay-Wise Program

The Bay-Wise Program focuses on water quality, and is designed to help Maryland residents learn a few simple changes in their landscaping practices that will make a big difference in the health of local watersheds. What we do to maintain our lawns and landscapes can affect our local environment...

September MG Tip

Lean more about planting grass-- Lawn FAQ' s Establishing Turgrass and Maintaining Turfgrass Lawn Est ablishment, Renovation and Overseeding Turfgrass Maintenance Calendars for Maryland Lawns Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs! When deciding the perfect location for your tree, consider...

Bay-Wise Program

Watch this video to see how the Bay-Wise program works!

Pruning

As a general rule of thumb, prune spring blooming plants after they flower. Prune summer and autumn flowering plants in early spring. Remove any dead, broke, diseased, or insect infested branches. Prune out crossover branches, suckers, sprouts, or those branches which are too long or too low...

Container Gardening

No space for a garden? Try planting in containers! Vegetable, herbs and flowers will do well in the right size container. Make sure you have a drainage hole in your pot and a sunny location. A shallow container can be used for salad green and radish, deeper containers will be needed for larger...

Seed Starting

Annual flowers and vegetables seeds begun inside and then transplanted outdoors will help you get a jumpstart on the season. You will have flowers sooner and be harvesting earlier! Potting soils with vermiculite and peat moss are the best option when starting seeds. Keep soil media moist but not...

Seed Starting

Annual flowers and vegetables seeds begun inside and then transplanted outdoors will help you get a jumpstart on the season. You will have flowers sooner and be harvesting earlier! Potting soils with vermiculite and peat moss are the best option when starting seeds. Keep soil media moist but not...

Planting a Garden?

How about planting a garden this year? Now is the time to browse seed catalogs and make plans. Home gardeners have numerous options in choosing annual, perennial or vegetable seeds from catalogs. Remember that St. Mary’s County is in Plant Hardiness Zone 7B. Choose plants that are appropriate for...

Archived MG Monthly Tips

JANUARY TIP FEBRUARY TIP Thinking of Planting a Garden ? Seed Starting MARCH TIP APRIL TIP Pruning Container Gardening SUMMER TIP SEPTEMBER TIP Bay-Wise Program Planting Grasses Holiday Plant Care Lettuce Varieties Backyard Composting (PDF) UME Backyard Composting Fact Sheet-- ( PDF )

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