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For adults, gardening can be one of the most rewarding activities of summer. However, getting kids to enjoy the same activity may present challenges for some parents and caregivers. Several area experts offer advice and tips on making gardening a fun, healthy and rewarding summer activity for youth.
Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath answers all of your garden and lawn care questions. On the list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.
It's the time of year when everyone starts heading outside. And it is also the time of year when doctors see an uptick in poison ivy cases.
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.
Could a praying mantis put an end to the stink bug epidemic?
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.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares his advice on when to plant this spring and what will kill your vegetable garden.
A hydroponic garden that employs veterans may open in D.C. next year. One of its partners, Dylan Ratigan, wants to see veterans play a larger role in solving the nation's problems.
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.
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.