Lawn & Garden Stories

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

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.

Free the trees! Why it's important to remove tree stakes

While staking young trees may seem like a good idea, the stakes can often do more harm than good. Read more to learn why it might

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
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