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Leave the Leaves!

Leaf fall is one of nature’s most efficient recycling mechanisms. By leaving your leaves in your garden, the nutrients that went into creating those leaves during the spring and summer are returned to your soil during fall and winter. This leads to better soil health (and better gardens) in years to come. We have written about […]

Vote for Backyard Bounty in Best of Bethesda!

  As a gardener, you know well the therapeutic benefits of gardening as described in this lovely New Yorker article. Help Backyard Bounty spread the word to others! We would be honored if you would vote for us in this year’s Best of Bethesda Readers’ Poll. Backyard Bounty is a small, Silver Spring-based, woman-owned business that hires […]

Immigrants. They get the job done.

  It’s immigrants like Alejandra that make the gardens we love. We at Backyard Bounty are grateful to the International Rescue Committee for their work in helping immigrants and refugees in our region and around the world. We are especially grateful to IRC for introducing us to Alejandra and people like her that make up […]

Summer Loving for your Garden

As we edge into the dog days of summer, your garden might be experiencing extra stress from heat, pests, or just starting to look a little unkempt. We love a wild garden – and so do your birds, bees, and butterflies – but sometimes you might want a little refresh to tidy up your outdoor […]

The Backyard Bounty Bamboopalooza is coming this summer. Reserve your spot today!

One of the best parts about our job is the fact that we get to talk to so many passionate gardeners. We learn from them every day and we love to share with you what we’ve learned from others. When talking with Backyard Bounty’s clients, controlling pests in an environmentally-sensitive way is always high up […]

How your garden can help the River and Bay

We talk frequently about the importance of stewardship in our gardens. With the privilege of homeownership comes the duty to do our part to care for the environment. Thanks to the Potomac Conservancy for allowing our own Edamarie Mattei and her team to provide four simple steps you can take in your garden to protect […]