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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, composting

Using fall to your garden's advantage

From late-blooming flowers to blankets of fallen leaves, there's still time to care for your yard.

Friday - 10/17/2014, 07:28am EDT

Tags: fall, gardening, Mike McGrath, pruning, mulch, fertilizer,

The best times, places to spot changing leaves

A fabulous display of fall foliage is expected next month along Skyline Drive in Virginia.

Sunday - 09/28/2014, 11:54am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, fall foliage, Sandi Duncan, farmers almanac

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: Garden Plot, frost, corn gluten, squirrels, evergreens, tree prunning

Skyline Drive reopens in time for peak fall foliage

The end of the government shutdown couldn't come soon enough for the communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park as the park welcomes visitors during the peak of the fall foliage.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:49am EDT

Tags: foliage, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, shutdown, National Park Service, Hank Silverberg, fall

Fall and all its colors starting to arrive

Orange, yellow and red. The colors of fall are starting to arrive in the region.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 09:31am EDT

Tags: fall, lauryn ricketts, autumn, weather, foliage,

Garden Plot: Sandy storm warning do's and don'ts

Lawn-related advice in preparation for a possible coming storm.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 10:34am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Of leaves and lawns

Save those leaves: They're a gardener's best friend.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 11:25am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, clover, autumn, Garden Plot