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We found this rather large hornet on our screen door. It looks really scary...

We found this rather large hornet on our screen door. It looks really scary and I wasn't sure if it was a cicada killer. It seemed different almost like a Japanese hornet.

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Montgomery County Maryland insect identification european hornets over 6 years ago

Could you please ID this plant and advise how to care for it. Supposed to be...

Could you please ID this plant and advise how to care for it. Supposed to be a cherry tree.

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Carroll County Maryland fruit tree identification cherry trees over 6 years ago

Could you please IF this tree and advise on its care? Many thanks.

Could you please IF this tree and advise on its care? Many thanks.

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Carroll County Maryland plant id crabapple trees over 6 years ago

What is the solution for Bradford pear tree leaves turning dark like they are...

What is the solution for Bradford pear tree leaves turning dark like they are dying?

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Charles County Maryland trees and shrubs bradford pear trees over 6 years ago

My residence sits on a treed lot in Bethesda with a fairly dense tree canopy...

My residence sits on a treed lot in Bethesda with a fairly dense tree canopy that limits the sunlight most of the day. What seed is recommended for deep shade? I know that the selection is very limited, and I understand that it will require reseeding on a regular basis. Most of the lot is now bare dirt and moss since we also share a lot with huge herds of deer, but if I lime and fertilize the soil, seeds will germinate. Thanks, Ed

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Montgomery County Maryland lawns and turf shady lawn over 6 years ago

I am looking to plant some fruit & nut trees in my yard. I have found...

I am looking to plant some fruit & nut trees in my yard. I have found that I not only need to know the plant hardiness zone but also the "cumulative chilling hours". These two pieces of information will help me decide which variety has the best chance of doing well in my yard. Could you please tell me where I can find that information for the Elkton / North East / Rising Sun area in Cecil County.

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Cecil County Maryland fruit plant selection cumulative chilling hours over 6 years ago

Good Morning, My community recently installed a rain garden (in the last two...

Good Morning, My community recently installed a rain garden (in the last two weeks). The garden looks beautiful and so far is operating well. Unfortunately, we have a resident fox that is digging holes and uprooting plants on a nightly basis. The community tried to trap the fox last year, but he evaded capture. (While we don't have visual confirmation that it is a fox, we're fairly certain that it is as he's been seen in the area, the holes are large, and there are small paw prints.) Last night we tried placing out scent bottles of coyote urine. The fox simply tossed them aside and continued to dig the holes. Do you have suggestions for other possible deterrents? Thank you!

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Anne Arundel County Maryland wildlife fox over 6 years ago

I live in White Plains, MD. Is there a difference between early fall and late...

I live in White Plains, MD. Is there a difference between early fall and late fall in this area? If so, when does each begin/end? Thank you.

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Charles County Maryland seasons question over 6 years ago

My parents moved into a newly built house, where the builder planted some...

My parents moved into a newly built house, where the builder planted some shrubs in horrible soil, and then hid the soil with too much mulch piled into volcanoes around the plants. So, this little bush (about 1-1/2 feet tall) has leaves that are turning yellow and falling off. I also took a photo of one of the leaves that fell that has a brown spot on it. What is it and what can I do to correct it? Thanks!

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Harford County Maryland shrubs abiotic problem helleri holly over 6 years ago

I had a large cricket in my sink I tried to drown it with no luck. My...

I had a large cricket in my sink I tried to drown it with no luck. My question is why did it not drown?

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Howard County Maryland insects pest control over 6 years ago

What shrubs are best to plant in clay/lumus soil in an area with all day sun....

What shrubs are best to plant in clay/lumus soil in an area with all day sun. I plan on mixing humus and miracle grow soil to put the plants in.

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Washington County Maryland shrubs shrub selection over 6 years ago

A purple maple tree (Crimson King?) in front of my house is showing signs of...

A purple maple tree (Crimson King?) in front of my house is showing signs of decline, early leaf drop and damage to vertical section of bark of main stem. Tree is ~20 yrs old, about 20' tall. I noticed early leaf drop to one section including crown last fall, and again this September, 2013. Tree is in full sun. Is there anything I can do to revive this tree?

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Frederick County Maryland trees and shrubs decline crimson king over 6 years ago

This spider was hanging outside my house on its web. I am trying to figure...

This spider was hanging outside my house on its web. I am trying to figure out what type of a spider this is.

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Anne Arundel County Maryland insect identification spider id orb weaver over 6 years ago

My Leland's R turning brown 4 no reason that I can see

My Leland's R turning brown 4 no reason that I can see

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Dorchester County Maryland trees and shrubs leyland over 6 years ago

Hi I have forwarded pictures to Mary Kay Malinoski and attached one here....

Hi I have forwarded pictures to Mary Kay Malinoski and attached one here. Have a major problem on west side of four mature white pine. 95% of visible bud growth on west side for this year looks like the picture submitted (Typical). There is a minor problem on the east side (5%). do not know if this is insect or other damage. Only one of several cut open did contain a single larvae. One, pictures sent, had a spent cocoon attached to it. The rest that I have cut open look like the "interior" picture sent to Mary Kay. Impression is that once the 2012 needles drop the west side of the trees will be completely bare. See "Possible 2012 Damage". Assume this will eventually kill the trees? Wes Earp

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Howard County Maryland trees and shrubs pine trees herbicide damage over 6 years ago

This is a young oak, 6 feet tall. W noticed the problem his summer, the...

This is a young oak, 6 feet tall. W noticed the problem his summer, the leaves at the end of the branches are growing curled up, it seams as if they had been pulled up from the main vein, also the older leaves present some whitish spots on the underside of the leaf blade, but not any symptoms on the upper side. The tree is growing in full sun.

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Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs tree leaves contorted over 6 years ago

This is a Dogwood. It is 2-3 year old. Planted in the front garden, under...

This is a Dogwood. It is 2-3 year old. Planted in the front garden, under full sun. Was growing fastan beautifullyuntil the end of this summer when the leaves started looking droopy and the top branches present dark spots on th edges, like freckels.

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Montgomery County Maryland trees and shrubs dogwoods over 6 years ago

Maggots in butternuts -- what to do?

My friend brought me 4 big buckets of butternuts from western PA. I just discovered they have what I am assuming are husk maggots in them. From my reading that doesn't seem too big a problem but I want to know if these are found in Maryland. I'd hate to be the cause of some new invasive species and will take appropriate actions if you tell me what to do.

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Howard County Maryland fruit butternuts over 6 years ago

We recently removed a large number of problematic stumps & a tree. They...

We recently removed a large number of problematic stumps & a tree. They were ground to mulch. There's a lot of weeds growing up in the mulch beds. We want to remove the weeds and prepare some of the areas for garden beds, others to be re-seeded for lawn, and some for being turned into a pervious paver patio. We had planned on just putting weed-barrier fabric down for the rest of fall/winter and handling each area when the time was right. Should we also spray an herbicide? If so, which one? Is there a weed barrier that's better or recommended?

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Montgomery County Maryland soil mulch weed identification over 6 years ago

I want to plant a flowering dogwood to replace a very old silver maple that...

I want to plant a flowering dogwood to replace a very old silver maple that was dug up last year. When they cut the tree down & cut up the root, I saw all kinds of lines under there & became quite concerned. I have had Ms Utility come out & show any interfering lines in a 10 ft linear path [because it must be in that area] & the only thing they show are gas lines which they say are 36" below. My question is: Can I safely plant a small flowering dogwood there? If so, can the hole by 18-24" deep if needed? And last, I live in 21222 - is there a retailer selling flowering dogwoods anywhere in this area or the nearest? Any/all help is appreciated. Please reply. THank you. Linda Jones ldj3331@gmail.com

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Baltimore County Maryland trees and shrubs plant tree over gas line gas lines over 6 years ago

Keeping fleas out of house and yard

After having our yard, house, and indoor cat treated for fleas, what do you suggest we do to be sure we don't get fleas in either the house or yard again?

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Montgomery County Maryland pest control fleas over 6 years ago

Hello, I'd like to know if Purple Loosestrife is banned in Maryland. Thank you.

Hello, I'd like to know if Purple Loosestrife is banned in Maryland. Thank you.

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Cecil County Maryland gardening invasive over 6 years ago

We are going to turn our grass lawn into a clover lawn due to the amount of...

We are going to turn our grass lawn into a clover lawn due to the amount of water and time we spend pulling crabgrass. We are using a white clover (Mini Clover). Any suggestions as to when we can/should overseed our lawn this fall for best opportunity for success. Thanks

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Talbot County Maryland clover low maintenance lawn over 6 years ago

How can I recieve emergency alerts?

How can I recieve emergency alerts?

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Prince George's County Maryland disasters disaster preparedness emergency response safety over 6 years ago

Found this mold w/spores (?)on peonies. Is it mold? there are no cankers on...

Found this mold w/spores (?)on peonies. Is it mold? there are no cankers on the stems.

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Anne Arundel County Maryland powdery mildew flower peonies over 6 years ago

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