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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

Tags: garden plot, poison ivy, hornet sting, hornets, Mike McGrath

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

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Garden Plot: Forget the roses, go for orchids this Valentine's Day

Garden Editor Mike McGrath discusses how these bitter cold temperatures will affect the mosquito population and floral options for your sweetheart.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 01:26pm EST

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath, Valentines Day, orchids

Before it's too late: First frost means time for action

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to protect your plants from frost and the cold of winter, plus how to make the most out of Mother Nature's top fertilizer: leaves.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 09:42am EDT

Tags: garden plot, frost, leaves, squirrels, evergreens, tree prunning

Garden Plot: It's lawn care time

It's that time of year again: Time to treat your lawn with corn gluten and keep away the weeds for next summer.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 01:02pm EDT

Tags: garden plot, lawn care, Sewage, fescue, crabgrass, Mike McGrath

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Garden Plot: Some vegetables need to be planted now

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares his advice on when to plant this spring and what will kill your vegetable garden.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 10:03am EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath, gardening

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Weed and feed this spring with corn gluten

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath details how to get the most from corn gluten, how to protect your boxwood from manic mulching and how to best protect your daffodils from spring freezes.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 10:40am EDT

Tags: garden plot, daffodils, Mike McGrath

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Timing is everything: Crabgrass and cherry trees

The ideal time to apply corn gluten to prevent crabgrass is generally when the local forsythia blooms, but it is always when the soil temperature reaches 55 degrees, as measured 4 inches down.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 10:54am EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, gardening, garden plot, crabgrass,

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