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. Click for more.
* Do you have a question for Mike? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include your name, location and the topic in the subject line)
If all you do is remove last year's mulch from under your roses, you'll greatly reduce disease problems. And if you replace that much with fresh yard waste compost, like LeafGro, you'll prevent new disease spores from breeding.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on when to aerate lawns, when to add corn gluten and grass seed, what not to do to boxwoods and when to prune apple trees.
Thursday is Valentine's Day. And if you didn't already know that, this is probably the most helpful garden tip you'll get from me this season.
In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Mike McGrath discusses how to choose the best mulch and offers some different types of corn seeds that make for great popped corn.
When I reported this one on Saturday, I had to change my opening line to "Garden Editor Mike McGrath with your Mea Culpa of the Day!"
Hard water is OK but you must keep the deer away.
Save the Date: Mike will appear at the Community Home Show at the Universities at Shady Grove on Saturday Feb. 9.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers tips on how to get your amaryllis to bloom again, how to poinsettia and what to do with paperwhites.
Area counties release their curbside pickup schedules for Christmas trees and where residents can take their trees for composting.
Now that the holidays are almost over, put your old Christmas trees to good use and make smart resolutions to help your lawn when spring comes.
It's the time of year when many folks decide to get a really live tree for Christmas, one with its roots all wrapped up in burlap that they'll plant outdoors after the holidays.
In this week's Garden Plot, Mike McGrath recommends gifts for gardeners in addition to tips to protect your plants this winter.
Have you decided what to get for your favorite gardener this holiday season?
Find out when to trim those evergreens and how to prevent grub damage, and remember these tips for a tip-top Christmas tree.
If you're buying a Christmas tree, there are a few things you need to know in order to keep it healthy and beautiful.
A sure sign of the approaching holidays is the appearance of those wonderful Christmas-tree shaped cones of live rosemary in garden centers and upscale supermarkets.
A great resource for proper tree selection, planting and care.
You know how I'm always telling you to wait until after Halloween to plant your spring bulbs? Well, it's after Halloween, which means the time is here!
Lawn-related advice in preparation for a possible coming storm.