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Nights with temperatures in the 40s won't kill your plants as impressively as frost, but those temperatures will stunt the growth of your tomato plants.
Weed and seed like a pro with advice from Mike McGrath.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on cicadas, moles and ticks. And he has some tips about when to put your summer plants outside.
Cool season lawns should never be aerated in the spring. Pulling out all those little plugs to relieve soil compaction stresses the turf in the short run and you never want to do anything to stress a cool season grass with summer heat around the corner.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares his advice on when to plant this spring and what will kill your vegetable garden.
Easter lilies don't bloom naturally at this time of year. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has advice for how to care for those plants you get and give as gifts.
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.
Sunday is St. Patrick's Day, the lucky day for planting cool-weather loving snow peas, snap peas and shelling peas in your almost-spring garden. But it won't be very lucky if you just bury the poor pea seeds in freezing cold soil.
I'm sorry that we all have to lose an hour's sleep tonight, or go to bed an hour early, but "springing ahead" also means that the season of growing will soon begin. That means pea planting in the McGrath garden!
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Garden guru Mike McGrath says don't rush to sow seeds outside or spread corn gluten on your lawn. It's too cold for both.