| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2013
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| Apr 8, 2013
By: Nancy Bosold, Turfgrass Extension Educator AAhh…the long awaited signs of spring: the first bumblebees, those cute purple-flowered weeds popping up, the relentless push of your daffodils, and EEK! Those brown bare spots in the lawn…. You...
| Apr 19, 2013
The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
| Apr 8, 2011
| 6:28 PM
You will usually hear them before you see them. House wrens are small birds, but they are a great addition to almost any garden.
I'm standing in my garden watching a tiny brownish bird streak from the orange tree to the fence top. Once there it pauses,...
| Apr 17, 2011
•Scientific name: Spiraea cantoniensis
•Growth habit: A rounded semi deciduous shrub with long arching branches growing plants to 5 feet tall and wide. The leaves are medium green, elliptic in shape with toothed edges and growing to 2...
| Apr 24, 2011
•Scientific name: Verbena X hybrida
•Growth habit: A trailing perennial often planted as an annual growing to 12 inches tall and 2 feet wide. The leaves are medium to dark green, ovate in shape with coarse toothed margins and grow to one inch...
| May 1, 2011
•Scientific name: Bauhinia blakeana
•Growth habit: An evergreen rounded shaped tree often with multiple trunks and growing to 35 feet tall and wide. The leaves are heart-shaped, two-lobed, medium to dark green and growing to 8 inches long and...