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By Caroline Hooks   Landscape integrated pest management (IPM) uses research and common sense to allow mindful, informed decisions for landscape health. It is a holistic approach, taking into account many different variables and biological relationships. Practicing IPM requires knowledge of plant science, plant pathology, and entomology. Using regular monitoring and a preventive approach, treatment… Read more »

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You don’t have to remove light snow on trees and shrubs—it’s the heavy snow that can be damaging. Evergreen trees and shrubs are especially susceptible to having their branches broken after a heavy snowfall, because their foliage allows the branches to collect large amounts of snow. So, if a heavy snowfall has hit your area… Read more »

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by Joanne Mead         Many factors cause Maryland weather to be quite changeable and unpredictable, with major extremes in both weekly weather patterns and year to year trends. Proximity to large bodies of water like the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay; the mountains in the western part of the state; and a location that… Read more »