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Garden Plot: Advice for gardeners as temperatures drop this weekend

With temperatures getting very cold this weekend, Mike McGrath tells gardeners what they can do to keep their cool-weather crops safe.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 11:52am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath

How to improve your garden's soil over the winter

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on what to put on your garden to keep the soil nutrient-rich through winter and on how to get rid of those pesky gnats that show up on your houseplants.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 07:11am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, gardening, mulch

Garden Plot: New Md. lawn-care laws now in effect

Don't be a sodden suspect. Maryland's new lawn-care laws are now in effect.

Friday - 11/01/2013, 09:24am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, fertilizer laws, tulips, raking

Before it's too late: First frost means time for action

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to protect your plants from frost and the cold of winter, plus how to make the most out of Mother Nature's top fertilizer: leaves.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 09:42am EDT

Tags: frost, leaves, corn gluten, squirrels, evergreens, tree prunning

Garden Plot: Keeping deer away from young trees

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath says you need to keep deer away from the bark of trees younger than three years, and has some suggestions on how to do it.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 10:16am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, Deer

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Garden Plot: How to squirrel-proof your vegetable garden

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice for how to keep the squirrels from digging up your fall lettuce and radishes.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 07:45am EDT

Tags: National Captial Orchid Society, National Arboretum, Potomac Rose Show, shutdown, lawn care, squirrels, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Shutdown holds orchid show hostage

You can add orchids to the long list of things endangered by the federal shutdown. Yes, orchids.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 10:31am EDT

Tags: National Capital Orchid Society, Mike McGrath, garlic, Deer

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Garden Plot: Did you know fall is a great time to garden?

Fall is gardening's second season, and this week's Garden Plot tells you exactly what to do and how while the weather is crisp.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 11:46am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, mulch, prune, fall

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Shield your home against stink bugs, stiltgrass and skunks

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to rid your lawn of an invasive weed and stinky critters.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 12:26pm EDT

Tags: stink bugs, stiltgrass, lawn care, skunks, Mike McGrath

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Checklist for cool-season lawns and how to avoid common, outdoor fall mistakes

Fall lawn care time is here. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has a list of what to do to ensure your lawn looks great and has tips for what to plant now.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 11:52am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, gardening

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