by Carl Gold There is an old guy in the woods. Gray turning to white whiskers. A broad brimmed hat with a wild turkey feather in the band. A well-worn … Continue reading “How to kill weeds”
Category: The Green Life
Responding to climate change and its challenges by making green choices
Can the Soil Seed Bank Save Us?
By Nathan Lamb Imagine two woodlands. Both have deciduous, fire-adapted trees overhead (mostly oaks and hickories). One has widely spaced trees, and sunlight reaches a diverse community of grasses, sedges, … Continue reading “Can the Soil Seed Bank Save Us?”
Winter is the time to prune trees
Winter is a great, perhaps the best, time to prune your deciduous trees. During the winter, trees are in a dormant stage and nutrients and carbohydrates are stored in the … Continue reading “Winter is the time to prune trees”
by Leslie Duthie The lawn takes on many connotations for all of us. It is a place to meet, a place for kids to play, to relax, the ultimate suburban … Continue reading “Lawn Murder”
Leave the Leaves!
by Anna Failkoff Rethink Garden “Clean Up” While planting natives is an essential step toward creating habitat, how we manage our plantings will determine whether we can sustain and support … Continue reading “Leave the Leaves!”
New law protects our planet, supports eco-friendly gardening in Maryland
What this means for your yard: Can you give up the “perfect lawn”? It’s October and Maryland has a new law, one that will help the environment and give us … Continue reading “New law protects our planet, supports eco-friendly gardening in Maryland”
9 Items I Banned from My Kitchen and How I Replaced Them
Reduce waste and save money by Anne Marie Bonneau the zero waste chef I tried to put these nine items into what-I-despise-most order but I found that kind of ranking … Continue reading “9 Items I Banned from My Kitchen and How I Replaced Them”
Saving the planet can begin in your own backyard
Searing heat waves, recurring downpours, and the news that insect and bird populations are declining precipitously all indicate that the climate crisis has already crossed our doorstep. While our government … Continue reading “Saving the planet can begin in your own backyard”
Spending the day in Eastern Baltimore County is an exercise in undiscovered pleasures
By Carl Gold In Marshy Point State Park I start the day very early at Hammerman Beach. Years ago, an agreement was reached to allow long distance swimmers to train … Continue reading “Spending the day in Eastern Baltimore County is an exercise in undiscovered pleasures”
How Dangerous Are Lawn Care Chemicals?
Notice the yellow warning signs placed on a lawn after a professional lawn care treatment. By Arthur Oslund Ask your lawn care provider for a list of all chemicals put … Continue reading “How Dangerous Are Lawn Care Chemicals?”