WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath is:
* Host of the nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden
* Contributing Editor and columnist for Greenprints magazine
* Former Editor-in-Chief of ORGANIC GARDENING magazine
* Author of books on Tomatoes, Compost, Seed saving and Kitchen Gardening
* Mike makes several appearances around town. They are listed in each week's column..
* Do you have a question for Mike? Email him at email@example.com. (Please include your name, location and the topic in the subject line)
As cold weather nears, gardening habits start to shift.
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.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains what to do with troublesome tomatoes, how to feed your lawn and breaks down your September honey-do list.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath calls falling trees and tree limbs "one of the biggest dangers of being outdoors."
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.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says now is the time to spread corn gluten meal for a lush, healthy lawn next year. He also has tips to deal with poison ivy and hornet stings, and a poetic bonus.
WTOP's Mike McGrath has advice on trimming your crepe myrtles and on how to get bugs, worms and creepy-crawlies from eating you and your plants.
As fall lawn-feeding time approaches, Garden Editor Mike McGrath warns homeowners to take steps to protect their lawn and the health of the Chesapeake Bay to avoid repeating the mistakes that led to Toledo's water crisis.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to keep moles and yellowjackets out of your yard plus pruning tips for various plants.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on wood mulch, limb cutting and how to grow artichokes in the D.C. region.
Last week was Japanese beetles, this week it's yellow jackets.
The Japanese beetle can be eradicated without hurting your garden, pets or the good bugs.
This week, Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath has tips to plan a total re-planting of grass lawn, and how to fend off those pesky little summer creatures.
This week, Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath has tips to find and maintain healthy basil plants, how to safely curb mosquitoes and tips for composting.
Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath informs about different kinds of ants and how to control them, plus climbing roses and grass problems.
Mike McGrath takes on summer weeds in this week's Garden Plot, offering gardeners tips and tricks for proper dandelion and weed-busting care.
It's that time of year again. Here's how to keep your lawn, your pets and yourself safe from pests.
Be careful getting rid of poison ivy and if you pruned that tree in the fall, you're the reason it's dead now.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for cutting lawns and preventing grubs.
In this Garden Plot, Mike McGrath show you the way.
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