Lawn & Garden Stories

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 What’s the deal with iron-based herbicides for weed control? FeHEDTA (iron chelate)

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,

Encouraging Clover in Your Lawn

Benefits of Clover Despite being thought of as a weed, clover is very beneficial to lawns, and eliminates the need for synthetic fertilizers. Clover converts

Learn about Organic Lawn Care--Register for an Upcoming Talk!

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

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
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