Home and Garden Information Center

We connect Maryland residents to trusted, science-based resources to grow healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Send us your questions, view gardening resources, and connect with the Master Gardener Program for local classes and other learning opportunities in person. All are welcome!


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    Master Gardener Program

    Master Gardeners are volunteers who combine their love of plants, people, and the environment to help Maryland residents grow healthy gardens.

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    Gardening Resources

    Explore all gardening topics: native and invasive plants, soil testing, food gardening, tree and shrub care, indoor plants, diagnosing problems, and more.

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    Ask Extension

    Get answers from our team of Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturists, Extension Faculty, and Master Gardeners.

Hot Topics

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    Climate-Resilient Gardening

    Composting kitchen and yard waste, growing heat-tolerant vegetable crops, improving soil health, and designing rain gardens are some of the ways we're adapting our green spaces to a warming world.

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    Vegetable Planting Calendar

    What would you like to grow in your vegetable garden? Use our calendar to plan your seed starting and transplant dates. / Nuestro calendario de siembra de hortalizas está disponible en Español.

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    April Gardening Tips

    April is National Garden Month! Plant trees, shrubs, perennials, and cool-season vegetables now. Get to know some insects coming out this month - mason bees and lady beetles. Test soil before fertilizing.

Videos & Webinars

Using Row Cover in a Vegetable Garden

Spring Lawn Care: Mowing Tips to Prevent Crabgrass

Pruning Panicle Hydrangea

Blog Highlights

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    Research Update from the Serpentine Grasslands

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    Grow Peas, Please!

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    Have You Seen Incised Fumewort?

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(PDF) 2023 Home & Garden | Master Gardener Annual Report 
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