Lawn & Garden Stories

Interested in replacing your lawn with a meadow?

Interested in replacing your lawn with a meadow? Our friends at University of Maryland have advice on establishing a meadow and increasing the habitat on

Can taking your shoes off reduce pesticide exposure?

Do you take your shoes off? Reduce pesticide exposure with a door mat. Lush, green lawns are often a place for children to play. Lawns

#GiftGreener: Gift RainScapes

It’s that gifting time of year!  Wonder what to get for your loved ones? Does anyone on your gift list enjoy gardening? Lucky for you,

Pollinator Friendly Habitat Retrofit at Poolesville Solar Array

The town of Poolesville in just released pictures of the pollinator habitat retrofitted at the town's 1.1MW solar array on approximately 6.6 acres. This is co-located

Learn about Organic Lawn Care--May 8th in Takoma Park

Learn about caring for soils and lawns organically! Join us for a talk by Mary Travaglini, our Sustainable Landscapes Manager, to learn about the importance

Earth Month 2019

This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the

Lawn "Weeds" a Problem?

Copyright Timmerman Prints Lawn "Weeds" a Problem? You're looking at your lawn, and thinking there's a few too many weeds in there. Before grabbing that

Should you adjust soil pH?

Should you worry about your lawn's soil pH? For years many people have been told raise the pH of their lawn by "sweetening the soil"

Raised Bed Gardens for Flowers and Vegetables

Are you exploring the idea of getting rid of your lawn, and growing perennials or vegetables? Imagine this: you can be dressed for work or

DEP Travel Diaries: Winter Lawns in Ireland

In January, DEP's Sustainable Landscapes Manager traveled to Ireland, and it got us thinking about lawns. Courtyards in 900 year old monastic ruins and fields
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