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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.
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.
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.
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.