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)
Lots of WTOP listeners have been emailing, asking where they can buy corn gluten meal to prevent crabgrass and give their lawn a perfect Spring feeding without killing frogs, toads, birds and the Bay.
When should corn gluten be applied to lawns? Does liquid kelp help?
Mike McGrath, WTOP's garden editor
Corn gluten is the perfect high nitrogen lawn food (right around 10 percent), and it contains natural compounds that inhibit the germination of weed seeds.
WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath reviews the meanings of different flowers. Guys, for true love, forget red roses.
Although frigidly cold weather without any snow cover (like we experienced at the beginning of this wretched winter) can stress lawns new and old, there's really no way we humans can mimic the insulating protection of snow.
As we cope with all this frozen misery, remember that our plants love a heavy cover of snow -- so feel free to move as much snow as possible onto garden beds and such.
Those trees are real bullies, with roots that steal every bit of food and water they can find, leaving little to nothing for other plants.
Happy New Year! Time for our annual money saving, green-leaning resolutions for gardeners (and you normal people too).
Although it's predicted to reach a blistering 36 Saturday, the nights have all been well below freezing, with no global warming in sight.
Tick, tick, tickójust two weeks until Christmas Day -- time for my annual last minute gardener's gift list.
Time to issue my annual warnings to those of you planning on buying a truly live Christmas tree.
The secret to keeping a cut tree fresh and supple indoors isn't in any magic mixture you place in the water holder.
You know how I've been saying that this is a great time of year to plant trees? Well, I should add that not all trees should be planted.
Your weekend marching (and non-marching) orders...
Brian in Warrenton has an important stinkbug alert.
Speaking of holidays, it's time for some of you to start thinking about Christmas.
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