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Yes, you can grow your own hops

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on growing hops plants for beer, seasonal pruning, and those pesky moles, voles and rabbits, which can kill your lawn and plantings.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:28am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, hops, pruning grape vines, moles, voles, rabbits

From vegetables to chickens, backyard farming on the rise

The U.S. has seen a decline in farms in the last 25 years. One growing response is the rise of backyard farms.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 07:13am EST

Tags: backyard farming, Rachel Nania, Celebrating FOOD!, Susan James

Don't prune those roses now

Now is not the time to prune your roses, but it is the time to prune your maple and other big trees. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath also has advice on how to handle road salt on your lawn.

Saturday - 02/15/2014, 08:48am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, pruning roses, roses

For Christmas, a festive plant that deer won't eat

Looking for a last minute gift?

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 05:28pm EST

Tags: Christmas, christmas rose, mike mcgrath, plants, Garden Plot, perennials

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How to improve your garden's soil over the winter

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on what to put on your garden to keep the soil nutrient-rich through winter and on how to get rid of those pesky gnats that show up on your houseplants.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 07:11am EST

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, mulch

Good time to plant a tree, bad time to trim one

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on what you should and shouldn't do this time of year to keep your lawn looking great come summer. And, he tackles scary-looking caterpillars and gnats.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:50am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, spruce tree, gnats, caterpillar

Checklist for cool-season lawns and how to avoid common, outdoor fall mistakes

Fall lawn care time is here. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has a list of what to do to ensure your lawn looks great and has tips for what to plant now.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 11:52am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath,

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Garden Plot: Insects attack! How to get rid of beetles, yellow jackets and bagworms

Insects can attack and wreak havoc on plants. Read about ways to get rid of three common insects.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 01:54pm EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, yellow jackets, bagworms, Japanese beetles, mike mcgrath,

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What not to plant in the heat and how to handle brown spots

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath tackles when to fertilize and plant for the most success.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 10:52am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, tomatoes

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How to repel mosquitoes the natural way

In the "tropical swamp of downtown D.C.," crushed plants, whirring fans and water warfare can all help repel the buzzing pests.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 09:42am EDT

Tags: mosquitoes, mike mcgrath, Garden Plot, toads, lawn mowing, lemon balm,

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