Lawn & Garden Stories

Sustainability in Montgomery County Annual Report

For the 2nd year, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Sustainability has released a report outlining sustainability efforts for the past year

Join DEP in celebrating Earth Month!

Each year, in honor of Earth Day, April 22, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosts, and participates in, an array of activities

The importance of trees!

I recently attended a great talk about a tree planting program offered by the county where I live. However, before I share the details with

Low-maintenance gardens save water as well as work

If you want to minimize maintenance in your garden—and save water in the process—the fundamental tenet is simple: location, location, location. Any garden can be

The EPA Administrator is coming to GreenFest!

The 2nd annual Montgomery County GreenFest is fast approaching (only 2 months away!), and the schedule is being rolled out online.  The biggest scheduling news

Tree Montgomery planted hundreds of trees in 2015!

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has planted hundreds of trees this year through Tree Montgomery. This new initiative aims to reverse the

Emerald Ash Borer strikes Montgomery Parks trees

Invasive bugs kill ash trees within 1 -3 years Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission announced today that a non-native

Trees for Sacred Places: People of faith restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed one tree at a time

Montgomery County congregations, faith based retreat centers and schools are being good stewards of the earth by planting trees through the Trees for Sacred Places

Tips for keeping deer out of your rain garden

Any time of year is a potential problem time in Montgomery County, at least when you’re a gardener worried about deer. The risk also exists

"Fall" in love with these native plants and beautify your autumn landscape!

Fall landscapes signal the end of summer and the transition to winter. In the process, the cheerful colors of fall shine, as our plants in
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