Lawn & Garden Stories

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

A guide to tucking in your rain garden for winter

A few simple steps will keep your rain garden healthy when the weather gets cold - and reduce hassles when the weather gets warm.

Backyard Beekeeping: Easier (and safer) than you think

David MacDougall had a pretty good introduction to the world of beekeeping. “My first recollection of wanting to have bees,” MacDougall recalled, “was a Mr.

Healthy plants, healthy streams: Upgrading County stormwater ponds

Ponds can provide great places to relax, have a picnic, or watch for wildlife. Most ponds in Montgomery County also act as filters to help

Monarchs on the move

In recent years, a combination of food and habitat loss has resulted in a 90% drop in Monarch butterfly populations.  Guest blogger Ann English shows how
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