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Md. Farmers Offer Bay-Friendly Gardening Tips

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland farmers are offering homeowners tips on bay-friendly backyard gardening practices.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture says the educational campaign highlights the importance of garden planning during the winter for stronger, healthier gardens and lawns and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay. Topics include proper use of fertilizers, pesticide alternatives, erosion and runoff control and water conservation.

Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance says many routine farm-based conservation measures can easily be adapted to lawn care and gardens.

Gardeners can get tips by visiting the department’s website or calling the University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center at 410-531-5573 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Akoehile says:

    Hi Gayla,Thanks so much for writing about the VLP/Dewey we can’t wait to add your books to our citlecloon. A friend of mine in Toronto just emailed to say she’d seen her favorite Baltimore library on her favorite TO gardening blog awesome!And, thanks for your donations!

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