Weed ID: Bittercress

Weed ID: Bittercress

Bittercress is a common weed throughout the year. However, it is easy to spot in early spring and fall when most other weeds are still dormant.  Bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta L., is commonly found in lawns and flowerbeds in our area. While bittercress starts small,...
Turfgrass Disease – Brown Patch

Turfgrass Disease – Brown Patch

Brown patch is a turfgrass fungal disease that is pretty self explanatory. Brown patches appear in the lawn when temperatures remain 70F and higher.  What is Brown Patch? As stated above, brown patch is a fungal disease. It affects all types of turfgrass. However,...
7 Native Ground Covers

7 Native Ground Covers

Have you been looking for a low maintenance alternative to lawns? Ground covers are a great installment for flower beds and hills. We have selected seven native ground covers that you are bound to enjoy. 1. Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) Native ginger is a slow...
Low Maintenance Landscaping: Zoysia

Low Maintenance Landscaping: Zoysia

For homeowners that maintain their own properties, low maintenance = good! Zoysia grass is a terrific turfgrass variety if you are looking for a beautiful lawn for less work. Zoysia grass is common in southern regions of the country, but our transition zone can still...
Low Maintenance Landscaping: Fine Fescue

Low Maintenance Landscaping: Fine Fescue

For homeowners that maintain their own properties, low maintenance = good! Fine fescue is a terrific turfgrass variety if you are looking for a beautiful lawn for less work. My first experience with fine fescue was in 2015, my first year at the University of Maryland....
Common Violet: Identification and Treatment

Common Violet: Identification and Treatment

Common violet is a very persistent weed in shady Mid-Atlantic lawns. It is easy to identify with it’s heart shaped leaves and purple flowers. Getting rid of it is a little harder, though. Common violet, or meadow violet, is common in shady lawns. You will...