Corn gluten, corn gluten: Where are you?

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.

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 05:30pm EST

Using corn gluten and kelp on your lawn

When should corn gluten be applied to lawns? Does liquid kelp help?

Friday - 02/25/2011, 11:00am EST

What you can do to prevent crabgrass when your forsythia blooms

Mike McGrath, WTOP's garden editor

Friday - 02/18/2011, 08:42pm EST


Prevent crabgrass the natural way

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.

Friday - 02/18/2011, 08:48am EST

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath reviews the meanings of different flowers. Guys, for true love, forget red roses.

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 04:33pm EST

Lawn care in winter

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.

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:09pm EST

Don't let winter beat up your poor plants

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.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 02:04pm EST

Planting questions answered

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.

Saturday - 01/15/2011, 02:04pm EST

New Year's Resolutions that $ave You Money

Happy New Year! Time for our annual money saving, green-leaning resolutions for gardeners (and you normal people too).

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 08:15pm EST

Protecting spring bulbs, Christmas tree care

Although it's predicted to reach a blistering 36 Saturday, the nights have all been well below freezing, with no global warming in sight.

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 08:17pm EST

Gifts for Gardeners

Tick, tick, tickójust two weeks until Christmas Day -- time for my annual last minute gardener's gift list.

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 09:47am EST

Really live trees are ho-ho-heavy!

Time to issue my annual warnings to those of you planning on buying a truly live Christmas tree.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 09:47am EST

Here come the ho-ho-holidays

The secret to keeping a cut tree fresh and supple indoors isn't in any magic mixture you place in the water holder.

Friday - 11/26/2010, 08:23pm EST

Bad trees and good leaves

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.

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 09:47am EST

Weekend marching orders

Your weekend marching (and non-marching) orders...

Friday - 11/12/2010, 09:47am EST

Stinkbugs, tilling and mulching

Brian in Warrenton has an important stinkbug alert.

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 09:47am EDT

Dig your Christmas tree hole

Speaking of holidays, it's time for some of you to start thinking about Christmas.

Friday - 10/29/2010, 09:48am EDT
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