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November chores: leaves, and more leaves

November is nonstop leaves, and a good rake can be your constant companion. But how much leaf cleanup to do, and how much to let lie in the name of the greater environmental good?

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Leave Your Leaves


You might want to think twice about raking your leaves this fall, Maryland experts say. Here’s why. 

Help Birds During Winter, Go Easy on Fall Yard Work


If you want to make your backyard a welcoming winter haven for birds, some fall tasks call for a laissez-faire approach. Messy is definitely good to provide food and shelter for birds during the cold winter months.
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Spotted Lanternfly


Maryland officials have sounded the alarm  that an invasive species called lanterflies — which has had disastrous effects in Pennsylvania — has been found in the state.
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Dave's Garden


 Search over 160,000 plants. Members can chat with other gardeners in  144 active forums, identify plants, pets, birds, and butterflies.
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Brightside Gardens


Brightside Gardens includes 54 neoclassical-themed and deeply personal garden rooms that are more than a feast for the eye. Infused with symbolism and mythology, the gardens represent a dialogue between the head and the heart, truly an autobiographical garden created by Amy (SGGC member) and Chuck Newhall.