How to beat back mosquitoes

On Mike McGrath's list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.

Garden Plot: Bagworms, wood mulch and artichokes

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on wood mulch, limb cutting and how to grow artichokes in the D.C. region.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 09:35am EDT

Getting rid of yellow jackets in your garden

Last week was Japanese beetles, this week it's yellow jackets.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 09:38am EDT

Attack of the Japanese beetles: Eradicating them the safe and easy way

The Japanese beetle can be eradicated without hurting your garden, pets or the good bugs.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 09:28am EDT

Garden Plot: Varmints! Gnats, rabbits and chipmunks

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.

Friday - 07/04/2014, 09:19am EDT

Garden Plot: Beware of basil blight and how to curb mosquitoes with BTI

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.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 08:20am EDT

Garden Plot: Ants in your pants

Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath informs about different kinds of ants and how to control them, plus climbing roses and grass problems.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 10:32am EDT

Dandelions, dandelions and more dandelions: What NOT to do

Mike McGrath takes on summer weeds in this week's Garden Plot, offering gardeners tips and tricks for proper dandelion and weed-busting care.

Friday - 06/13/2014, 09:47am EDT

Garden Plot: Tackling ticks and fighting fleas

It's that time of year again. Here's how to keep your lawn, your pets and yourself safe from pests.

Saturday - 06/07/2014, 11:00am EDT

Garden Plot: Plucked poison ivy still a perilous problem

Be careful getting rid of poison ivy and if you pruned that tree in the fall, you're the reason it's dead now.

Friday - 05/30/2014, 08:20am EDT

Controlling and preventing lawn grubs

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for cutting lawns and preventing grubs.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:25am EDT

A few tips for planting those tomatoes

In this Garden Plot, Mike McGrath show you the way.

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Tips to choose the perfect flowers this Mother's Day

A bouquet of flowers is a very popular Mother's Day gift, and WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath has some advice for picking the right blooms.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 11:52am EDT
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Rules of return for spring bulbs and pruning crepe myrtles

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has advice on helping spring bulbs, lilacs and crepe myrtles.

Friday - 04/25/2014, 09:54am EDT

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, 08:23pm EDT

Garden Plot: Don't want to get stung? You won't!

Mike McGrath tells the truth about the bees in your lawn, and answers every corn gluten meal question you can throw at him.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 08:23pm EDT

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

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

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

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
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