University of Maryland Extension

St. Mary's County

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Maryland's Lawn Fertilizer Law

Maryland's lawn fertilizer law is designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay from excess nutrients entering its waters from a variety of urban sources, including golf courses, parks, recreation areas, athletic fields, businesses and hundreds of thousands of urban and suburban lawns. The law took effect...

Christmas Tree Care

Southern Marylanders can find a list of local Choose and Cut Tree farms and other Farm products in the guidebook called “ Farms for the Holidays .” This guidebook is available on line as well as our public libraries. Keep it Fresh! –Water your Cut Christmas Tree A tree with a 4-inch stem diameter...

Master Gardener Basic Training- Winter 2020

Do you enjoy gardening and want to share your knowledge by educating & volunteering in the community? Take this course to become a Maryland Master Gardener in St. Mary's County! The sessions are taught by University of Maryland Extension specialists, educators and other horticulture...

4-H Scholarships

The St. Mary’s County 4-H office supports St. Mary’s County 4-H members by providing scholarships for 4-Hers seeking to enrich their 4-H learning experience through attendance of official 4-H events and activities. The 4-H Office also provides funding for adult University of Maryland (UME)...

The MG Monthly Tip

What’s your favorite variety of LETTUCE? Leaf, Romaine, Crisphead, Butterhead? Lettuce is a cool season crop that can be planted from mid-March till May or from mid-August to late September. Try different varieties and plant every two week for a long growing season! Plant in full sun and water in...

Grow It Eat It

MICROGREENS Winter is a great time to try growing microgreens! What are microgreens? –leafy green veggies that are allowed to grow only 2-3 inches in height and are then harvested. Stem, cotyledons, and emerging true leaves are harvested. 7-21 days Why grow and Why eat Microgreens? Harvest in 10-14...

Become a MG Training

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Upcoming MG Events

Topic: "Strategies for Creating a BeeCentric Backyard, Estate, Field or Roadside: How to think BeeCentric about everything!" Description: "We have surrounded ourselves with unnatural landscapes - lawns, houses, roads, ornamental plants, shade trees, specimen plants, row crops, gardens. Reflect, for...

Maryland SNAP-Ed Program

Maryland SNAP-Ed is a collaborative community nutrition program, offering nutrition education to assist low-income individuals and families (those who qualify for SNAP/food stamps) in making healthy food choices, developing food preparation skills, handling food safely, improving shopping skills,...

Maryland State Fair

Maryland State Fair August 23 - September 2, 2013 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 Maryland State Fair Website [ click here] 2013 4-H Schedule of Events [ click here ] 2013 State Fair Entry Forms [ click here ]

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