Lawn & Garden Stories

Earth Month 2021

Celebrate Earth Month 2021     This year, we are teaming up with our community partners to bring you free online and in-person education and

Fern Fronds Unfurl for Spring

As spring continues its procession, native ferns awaken to the sun and warming earth by unfurling their leaves, called fronds, that emerge from the base

Black Voices in Landscaping--an interview with a landscaping business owner.

DEP recently had the pleasure of interviewing Al M Britt, II, founder and president of Britt Landscaping, a black owned, local small business in Montgomery

Give the Gift of a Greener Yard!

Stuck on what to get your loved ones for holiday gifts? How about gifts to "green up" their yard care? Did you know in the

Backyard birds

Birds are frequent, welcome visitors to backyards year-round. Birds can eat common pests like mosquitoes, mosquito larvae, and grubs. Many songbirds are both visually pretty

In Defense of Gardens

By Sarah Kallgren, Climate Intern   School gardens provide an avenue for experiential learning School gardens have been taking off across the United States for

Yard care tips for the fall

Fall is one of the best times to improve your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden. The basic maintenance you do during this "second spring" will

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

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
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