Category Archives: Best Management Practices

Tree Care: Managing Pests and Diseases

The health of Arlington and Alexandria’s urban forest depends on efforts across the community to plant and care for our trees. From time to time, our green canopy needs some TLC. Join Kirsten Conrad, Extension Agent for Arlington County and … Continue reading

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Fall Weed ID in the Garden

Join Extension Master Gardener Joyce Hylton as she discusses some of the most common weeds in our area that flourish in the Fall. While a weed may be just a wildflower in the wrong place, learn why they may like your lawn and garden and how you can safely and effectively control them. Continue reading

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Summer Pruning for Woody and Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Summer is the time to prune trees and shrubs that bloom in the spring and to help perennial flowering plants look their best. Extension Agent Kirsten Conrad will walk you through the how, when, and why to prune hedges, multi-stem shrubs, small trees, and large branches. Continue reading

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Challenges of the Summer Garden, Part I

What happened to your beautiful spring garden? Summer got you and your garden down? Plants drooping, insect attack, aggressive weeds and is that a fungus? Join Extension Master Gardener Beth Buffington for tips on what you can do right now and what you can plan to do to make sure your summer garden thrives in the future. Continue reading

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