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Garden Plot: Tips for a Christmas tree that'll last through New Year's

The holidays are coming, and Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to make the most out of your poinsettias and your Christmas trees.

Friday - 11/21/2014, 09:16am EST

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath

Guide to festive trees and the merriest of mulches

As the weather cools down and winter looms, new gardening mysteries arise. But with the right plants and proper soil treatments, savvy gardeners can make it through.

Friday - 11/14/2014, 08:45am EST

Tags: garden plot, gardening, rosemary, mulch

Garden Plot: Tips to shred, store and compost leaves

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips and tricks to make the most of those fall leaves.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 08:54am EST

Tags: garden plot, lawn care, leaves, composting

What to do now to prepare your lawn or garden for winter

It's about to get cold outside and that means lawn lovers and gardeners have some things to do. In this week's Garden Plot, Mike lays out, step by step, what you should do now to prepare for winter.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 10:22am EDT

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Tips on choosing the right backyard fruit tree

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips on choosing the best backyard fruit trees, as well as how to rid your plants of aphids and lawn seeding advice.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 03:30am EDT

Tags: garden plot, fruit trees, aphids, grass seed, Mike McGrath, rose show

Time to bring plants in for the winter

There are garden chores you need to do now in order to make sure certain plants stay healthy over the winter.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 09:55am EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath

Cold weather looms: Get your garlic and pansies

As cold weather nears, gardening habits start to shift.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 04:01am EDT

Tags: pansies, garlic, garden plot, Mike McGrath

Good time to plant a tree, bad time to trim one

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on what you should and shouldn't do this time of year to keep your lawn looking great come summer. And, he tackles scary-looking caterpillars and gnats.

Friday - 09/12/2014, 09:50am EDT

Tags: garden plot, gardening, Mike McGrath, spruce tree, gnats, caterpillar

Danger signs can point to falling trees

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath calls falling trees and tree limbs "one of the biggest dangers of being outdoors."

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 04:55am EDT

Tags: tree collapse, Mike McGrath, garden plot, trees, falling trees, Howard County

It's time to give your lawn a little love

It's time to give your lawn a little love. WTOP Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath gives step-by-step instructions on exactly what to do, and what not to do.

Friday - 08/29/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath

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