Keep Your Lawn Strong - Even in the Dead Of Winter

If you want a greener lawn in spring, did you know the most important time to organically fertilize your grass is the fall? Most people guess spring!
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5 Beginner's Rules for Lawn Fertilizer Use in Maryland

Because our waters drain into Chesapeake Bay, we have stringent guidelines and laws controlling how much fertilizer and what types of fertilizer can be used in …
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Will the Great American Lawn get a Make-over?

You bet it'll get a make-over -  if the Lawn Reform Coalition has anything to say about it.  They're a group of garden communicators from around the country …
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Now's the Time to Correct Soil Compaction Under Your Lawn

By Gene Sumi Homestead Education Coordinator If your lawn looks barren of turf and the only green plants that are thriving are the weeds, your soil may be …
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September Garden Chores - What I'm Really Doing

Edibles Finally, I can rip out the remains of my truly sad crop of summer vegetables (or technically fruit - whatever) and try my luck at fall crops. 
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Why We Carry Jonathan Green Grass Seed

We're big fans of Jonathan Green Grass Seed, so we're happy to pass along company president and seedsman Barry Green's story about how they developed it.  Our …
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It's Almost Time to Overseed or Patch Your Lawn

 
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What I Really Do in the Garden in August

The Garden in August Again, this isn't one of those looong lists of “chores” in the garden.  I’m a gardener of the low-maintenance school, and I always want to …
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Sumi on Surviving this Horrible Summer

This is NOT a normal summer, Gene Sumi told shoppers during Homestead's Myrtle Festival - in the middle of the longest hot spell in anyone's memory.  It all …
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Front-Yard Make-Over. Goodbye Lawn, Hello Creeping Perennials.

  ]I liked my front lawn just fine, really.  The perfect oval surrounded by mixed borders looked nicely put together, and the lawn took all of five minutes to …
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What to Do in Your Garden in March

  Here’s what most people do. They wait until it’s already warm and colorful outdoors before noticing that their yards look pretty bad and wondering what they …
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