| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Even though the "Poultry Fair Share Act" stands no chance of becoming law, the sponsor of the controversial bill to tax Maryland's chickens refuses to give up, saying he wants to have a public discussion on who should pay to control polluted farm runoff...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:19 PM
How far can state officials go in blocking public access to records showing how Maryland farms are doing at reducing their pollution of the Chesapeake Bay?
That's the question the state's top court is weighing after recent oral arguments in Annapolis....
| May 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The problems in La Habra Heights started with llama poop.
Phil and Aida Lough were so convinced their eco-friendly fertilizer — Llama Brew — was their ticket to success that they tried to entice investors on ABC's reality show, "The Shark...
| Feb 2, 2014
Question: I saw your suggestion to turn leaves into mulch. How is this done? Is there a machine that helps?
Answer: Many of us rake fallen leaves or gather bags of leaves set out by neighbors to use in our landscapes. This is a free source of mulch that...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Since I can't use fertilizer as a de-icer now that Maryland has a new lawn fertilizer law, what should I use instead that won't damage my plants? I'm on a fixed income.
We've never recommended fertilizer as de-icer. Commercial de-icers can cause some...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Southern California may be in the midst of a drought, but that doesn't mean your roses have to go. "Roses are sustainable," says Linda McKendry, a Hidden Hills-based garden designer who specializes in rose gardens. "Historically in California, you'll find...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Did you know that May 4-10 is Drinking Water Week? Well, now you know.
The American Water Works Assn. and its members want to inform everyone about your drinking water and the water infrastructure. The AWWA has been celebrating this week for the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace in Newport News is celebrating vegetables this weekend with a special sale.
Here are the details:
- 10-inch Boston Ferns $12.99, reg. $19.99
- 1 gallon herbs $4.99, reg. $9.99
- Bumper Crop 1-cubic-foot, two...
| May 28, 2011
• Average temperatures: High 91 Low 71 Rainfall 7.35 inches
• First day of summer: June 21.
1. Moon phases
• New moon June 1
• First quarter June 8
• Full moon June 15
• Last quarter June 23
| Jun 2, 2011
| 5:41 PM
Water quality has remained high in the last year at Laguna's beaches, according to Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card released last week.
Almost all of Laguna beaches received A grades for the summer months in the report, which monitored water...