Eco-Friendly Gardening for the Fall

Eco-Friendly Gardening for the Fall The word is starting to spread that the ‘traditional’ way of maintaining landscapes isn’t always the best way to support an ecologically sustainable yard. It is important to practice eco-friendly gardening for the...
Howard County Maryland Is Becoming a ‘Bee City’!

Howard County Maryland Is Becoming a ‘Bee City’!

Howard County Maryland Is Becoming a ‘Bee City’! We at LGS are so excited that County Executive Calvin Ball announced that Howard County would join Bee City USA in early September. Our main missions for Lauren’s Garden Service and Native Plant...
Natural Lawn Care

Natural Lawn Care

Natural Lawn Care Polluted run off from lawn fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides are a leading contributor to the decline of the Chesapeake Bay. At Lauren’s Garden Service we believe in educating our clients about the harmful effects of the current lawn care...
Red Twig Dogwood Native Plant Spotlight

Red Twig Dogwood Native Plant Spotlight

LGS Notes: Red twig dogwood, also called redosier dogwood, is a large shrub with bright red branches that add color to winter landscapes. These shrubs are beautiful in the fall and winter season. They create a nice green backdrop to highlight other colorful plants...
Northern Bayberry Native Plant Spotlight

Northern Bayberry Native Plant Spotlight

LGS Notes: Northern Bayberry is a deciduous shrub with light blue berries.  It is great for a variety of birds and critters.  It can be used in a full sun to part sun rain garden as it tolerates both drought and wet soil. Allow it lots of room because it likes to take...
American Beautyberry Native Plant Spotlight

American Beautyberry Native Plant Spotlight

LGS Notes: American beautyberry is a tall native shrub with vibrant bright purple berries in the fall, which birds love.  This shrub does best in full to part sun and tolerates clay soil well. Some places list this plant as deer resistant. I’ve seen deer munch...