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

Garden Plot: Here's how you grow those hops

This week, Garden Plot dishes on hops, moles, voles and more.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 01:13am EDT

Yes, you can grow your own hops

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on growing hops plants for beer, seasonal pruning, and those pesky moles, voles and rabbits, which can kill your lawn and plantings.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:28am EST

Garden Plot: Yes, you can save those unplanted tulips

Mike takes on unplanted tulips sprouting in the garage, when to spread your corn gluten and what to do with exposed roots in the front yard.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 01:53pm EST

Weather is warmer, but it's not spring

The weather is getting warmer, but don't be fooled. It's not spring yet.

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:57pm EST

Don't prune those roses now

Now is not the time to prune your roses, but it is the time to prune your maple and other big trees. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath also has advice on how to handle road salt on your lawn.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 08:48am EST

Garden plot: Frozen limbs and Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner - but it's still pretty cold out there. Here's what you need to know.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 12:22pm EST
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