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  • Chesapeake Bay: Farmers learn about tools that help reduce nitrogen pollution

    Chesapeake Bay: Farmers learn about tools that help reduce nitrogen pollution
    A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) soil scientist in Colorado is helping farmers grow crops with less nitrogen-based fertilizer. The fertilizers are a major reason why agriculture is a significant source of both greenhouse gas emissions and...
  • Mulch: Bagged mulch is our preferred method because it's easy for us to handle it

    Mulch: Bagged mulch is our preferred method because it's easy for us to handle it
    Husband Ken and I are in mulching mode.  We prefer to purchase our cypress mulch in easy-to-handle 2-cubic-foot bags.  We watch the sale flyers from Home Depot and Lowe's, planning to get it on sale, down from the $2.35 per bag price this year. Luckily,...
  • Gardenia: New Crown Jewel blooms on new and old wood, producing ongoing flowers

    Gardenia: New Crown Jewel blooms on new and old wood, producing ongoing flowers
    Crown Jewel Gardenia is a new low-growing, spreading to prostrate gardenia with intensely fragrant, white, medium-sized double flowers beginning in early summer and repeating until frost.  The heavy May flush of blooms is followed by repeat blooming...
  • State pushes "green" lawn care for Bay

    State pushes "green" lawn care for Bay
    Maryland's law limiting lawn fertilizer practices doesn't kick in for more than a year yet, but state officials are urging homeowners to get a jump on the new curbs by limiting how much grass food they put down now. At a press conference in Annapolis...
  • Lawn Care Tips For Connecticut Homeowners

    Lawn Care Tips For Connecticut Homeowners
    A lawn looks so simple; grass growing in soil. Oh, that it were that easy. Lawns can get diseases, become weed-choked, turn brown and die. They suffer from neglect; they suffer from too much love. Maintaining a lawn may not require a crash course in...
  • A taxing issue: getting things done in government can take longer than might be expected

    It seems in Maryland politics, there are occasional issues that linger beyond their usefulness. Back when I was a kid, well into my teens and possibly even later than that, Maryland was the only state that didn't require dump trucks to cover their loads....
  • December in the garden: Everything you need to know for your lawn and garden to thrive

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 73 Low 53 Rainfall: 2.31 inches Winter arrives: Dec. 22 Average date for first frost: Dec. 18 The moon 1. Moon phases •First quarter: Dec. 2 •Full moon: Dec. 10 •Last quarter: Dec. 17 •...
  • Houseplants: 5 best plants to grow indoors and give for Valentine's Day

    Houseplants: 5 best plants to grow indoors and give for Valentine's Day
    Why give fresh flowers for Valentine's Day and watch them die. Instead, give an easy-care houseplant that keeps on living and giving. Costa Farms, which grows in indoor and outdoor plants for specialty retail sales, recommends these 5 houseplants for...
  • Garden Q&A: Unfertilized lawn is less appetizing to geese

    Garden Q&A: Unfertilized lawn is less appetizing to geese
    This winter, Canada geese are eating the grass down to the bare ground on my waterfront. There's 15 feet of nothing but brown along the edge of the river. It looks terrible. How can I get rid of them? This is more than unsightly — it is...
  • Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes

    Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes
    As certified farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, it may appear as if everyone and his uncle is getting into the game. Some vendors indeed are flourishing, but others have been stretched thin by the expansion and resulting dilution of...