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Tips for Rain Barrels and Cisterns

Making use of rain water with rain barrels or cisterns is a great way to reduce storm water runoff into streams and eventually the bay. Get some tips for installing and using them.

Getting Paid to Save the Bay

Want to create an eco-friendly garden that helps keep the Chesapeake free from pollution...and have it paid for by your county? Behnke's has seven examples of stormwater runoff projects eligible for rebates from Prince George's County, including a 70ft long rain garden!

Environmental Gardening at Behnke’s

Those of you who have shopped here for many years may remember that we used to have our shade and flowering tree display area on the south side of our main driveway (that is, between Route 1 and the parking…

Summer Watering Tips

I say “finally” because it’s felt like August for a couple of weeks now. Make sure to provide water to your gardens, containers, and plantings around the house. Here are my recommendations.........
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