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Old Christmas trees, New Year's resolutions

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.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 10:11am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, christmas trees, lawn care

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Garden Plot: Grubs, greens and Christmas trees

Find out when to trim those evergreens and how to prevent grub damage, and remember these tips for a tip-top Christmas tree.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 11:00am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath

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Garden Plot: Oh, 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.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 08:32am EST

Tags: christmas trees, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot

Rosemary trees, home-grown gifts and voles

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.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 09:48am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, gardening, christmas trees, amaryllis

Great deals on trees and squirrel birth control

A great resource for proper tree selection, planting and care.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 10:58am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath

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Garden Plot: Sandy storm warning do's and don'ts

Lawn-related advice in preparation for a possible coming storm.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 10:34am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, leaves, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Of leaves and lawns

Save those leaves: They're a gardener's best friend.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 11:25am EDT

Tags: leaves, Mike McGrath, clover, autumn, Garden Plot

Why you need to get rid of acorns

White-footed field mice consume acorns, and those mice are known for carrying Lyme disease.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 04:01am EDT

Tags: acorns, Mike McGrath, michelle basch, Garden Plot, gardening

Garden Plot: The best trees, the worst trees

Not all trees are created equal. WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath tells you which are which and answers your gardening questions.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 07:16am EDT

Tags: casey trees, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, trees

Garden Plot: Bamboo lawyers and bare spots

Wayne in Charlotte Hall has a question that's frequently asked this time of year over how low to trim his lawn before winter.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 10:48am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, bamboo, Garden Plot

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