Lawn & Garden Stories

Flame weeding--a great replacement for herbicides!

Have pesky weeds in your patio or sidewalk cracks? Want to control weeds in mulched beds without herbicides? Try flame weeding, for an effective, chemical-free

An interview with experts: Are backyard mosquito sprays safe and effective?

We get a lot of questions and concerns about backyard mosquito sprays. We interviewed two experts to learn more about the risks. Each year, more

Make your own 50-cent, pesticide-free Mosquito Trap!

Hold the pesticide sprays! Did you know that most of those sprays being done by mosquito companies not only can harm you, kids. and pets,

Meet the insects that benefit your lawn and garden

While some insects found in lawns and gardens are consider pests, many insects, and other bugs are beneficial. Three major types of beneficial garden and

Get to know the reptiles and amphibians in your backyard

Yards and lawns can be home to many different types of animals. Birds, squirrels and rabbits are familiar visitors to yards, but many reptile and

Using iron-based herbicides for alternative weed control.

About the author: Eric Maurer is the National Accounts Manager for Neudorff USA A webinar presented by Eric about this topic can be viewed here.

DEP Live! #EarthDay2020

  Thank you for joining us for DEP's biggest virtual event! On April 22nd we hosted an all-day live stream event to celebrate the 50th

Enter our Lawn Haiku contest--must use "lawn" or "grass"! Entry open until 4/20.

Let's celebrate organic lawns! Winning entries will be published along with free coloring pages! For our haiku contest, poems must contain either the word "grass"or

DEP's Earth Month Goes Online!

Celebrate the 50th-Anniversary of Earth Day   This year, Earth Month events are going to look a little different as we stay at home during

Understanding Montgomery County Soil

Guest Blog by Cynthia Stern: Earth lovers know how pleasing it is to go green and natural by digging to prep for planting grass, trees,
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