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Garden Plot: It's WAY too early to plant tomatoes

Mike McGrath explains exactly what you can and can't plant this weekend to improve your lawn and crops for the coming year.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 09:23am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath

Get your corn gluten down this weekend

The ground temperatures will be perfect this weekend to do one important thing for great weed-free lawns this summer.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 09:32am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, corn gluten

Garden Plot: Edible pansies and how to defeat an ant infestation

This week Garden Editor Mike McGrath explores the health benefits of pansies and how to rid your home of ants.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 08:11am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath

What you and your lawn need to know for spring

It's finally spring: Here's what you and your lawn need to know.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:46am EDT

Tags: mike mcgrath, sod, Garden Plot

Garden Plot: Tips for spring lawn care

This week in Garden Plot, editor Mike McGrath says forget spring seeding, just get your gluten down now.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 11:59am EDT

Tags: lawn care, peas, st. patricks day, mike mcgrath, Garden Plot

Garden Plot: Here's how you grow those hops

This week, Garden Plot dishes on hops, moles, voles and more.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 01:13am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath

Yes, you can grow your own hops

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on growing hops plants for beer, seasonal pruning, and those pesky moles, voles and rabbits, which can kill your lawn and plantings.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:28am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, gardening, mike mcgrath, hops, pruning grape vines, moles, voles, rabbits

Garden Plot: Yes, you can save those unplanted tulips

Mike takes on unplanted tulips sprouting in the garage, when to spread your corn gluten and what to do with exposed roots in the front yard.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 01:53pm EST

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath

Weather is warmer, but it's not spring

The weather is getting warmer, but don't be fooled. It's not spring yet.

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:57pm EST

Tags: spring fever, mike mcgrath, Garden Plot, melt, fertilizer, orchids

Don't prune those roses now

Now is not the time to prune your roses, but it is the time to prune your maple and other big trees. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath also has advice on how to handle road salt on your lawn.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 08:48am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, gardening, pruning roses, roses

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