Category Archives: MG in the Garden

Watering New Plantings in Winter

Written by Master Gardener Joyce Hylton and edited by Extension Agent Kirsten Conrad As we go into the colder temperatures of the year, a very important concern continues to be soil moisture content. Our recent rains notwithstanding, this area has … Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute Weed

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute

Persicaria perfoliata (mile-a-minute) is a noxious weed present throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is of serious concern in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Continue reading

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Beyond Road Salt: Winter De-Icing Options

How do we manage our landscapes for both human safety and concern for the environmental impact of products like ice melt and deicers on the environment? Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Garlic Mustard

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Garlic Mustard

One of the most troublesome invasive plants in Arlington County, Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) is an herb of European and Asian origin that was likely introduced by settlers for food or medicinal purposes. Continue reading

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