Time to bring plants in for the winter

There are garden chores you need to do now in order to make sure certain plants stay healthy over the winter.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 09:55am EDT

Cold weather looms: Get your garlic and pansies

As cold weather nears, gardening habits start to shift.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 04:01am EDT

Good time to plant a tree, bad time to trim one

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.

Friday - 09/12/2014, 09:50am EDT

Garden Plot: Troublesome tomatoes, compost conundrums and fruit

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.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 10:54am EDT

Danger signs can point to falling trees

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath calls falling trees and tree limbs "one of the biggest dangers of being outdoors."

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 04:55am EDT

It's time to give your lawn a little love

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.

Friday - 08/29/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Corn gluten time has arrived

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.

Friday - 08/22/2014, 04:44am EDT

When to trim crepe myrtles

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.

Monday - 08/18/2014, 12:40pm EDT

How to legally feed your lawn and still protect the bay

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.

Friday - 08/08/2014, 10:04am EDT

Follow the nose: How to keep moles out of your yard

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to keep moles and yellowjackets out of your yard plus pruning tips for various plants.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:50am EDT

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
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