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Save on spring bulbs

Find out how to save by buying now for next spring.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 09:27am EDT

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Get ready to sow grass seed and feed your poor lawn

When is the best time to apply corn gluten for fall weed prevention?

Friday - 08/03/2012, 12:54pm EDT

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Garden Plot: Saving tomatoes, avoiding white bugs and what to harvest now

What's the silky material showing up on azaleas and roses? And tips to help tomato growers.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 07:31am EDT

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Garden Plot: Hot weather lawn care rules

The first heat wave of the season was pretty brutal. And it won't be the last, so let's review hot weather turfgrass rules.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 11:12am EDT

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Lawn grubs of spring now beetles of summer

Beneficial nematodes are the safe and effective grub control of choice.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 08:49pm EDT

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Garden Plot: More tips on grass and garlic

Unless you plant the starter plugs densely, zoysia typically takes a couple seasons to fully establish, while Bermuda starts (or seed) planted in the Spring will fully cover the intended area edge to edge by the end of summer.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 01:14pm EDT

Tags: mike mcgrath, Garden Plot, grass, garlic

Garden Plot: The right roses and other Mother's Day tips

Bobby in Fairfax writes, "Mother's Day is right around the corner, and my wife saw a beautiful rose bush growing outside a home in Annapolis we'd like to be able to present as a Mother's Day gift. The flowers were multiple colors: red, pink and white. Please help me with the name and where I can find this particular rose."

Friday - 05/11/2012, 03:58pm EDT

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Garden Plot: Timing your tomatoes - and other tomato tips

If you live in the District or in one of the region's more southern suburbs, tomato planting time can pretty much be here if you want as your ten-day forecast shows the nighttime temperatures staying reliably in the 60s and high-50s.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:37am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot

Dandelions, the redux and aphids

Oscar in Bethesda writes: "I have a plant outside that is currently covered with small black insects. Will they damage the plant? Could you please let me know what they are and how I should deal with them?"

Friday - 04/27/2012, 11:04am EDT

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Dandelions, hydrangeas and tomatoes

Jan in Annapolis writes: "I have more dandelions in my lawn than anyone else in the neighborhood. They're using treatments that I'm sure aren't good for the Bay, and I'm tempted to do the same. Help!"

Friday - 04/20/2012, 10:39am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Dandelions, hydrangeas, tomatoes

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