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How to legally feed your lawn and still protect the bay

As fall lawn-feeding time approaches, Garden Editor Mike McGrath warns homeowners to take steps to protect their lawn and the health of the Chesapeake Bay to avoid repeating the mistakes that led to Toledo's water crisis.

Friday - 08/08/2014, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, toledo, phosphorus pollution, water quality, Mike McGrath

Controlling and preventing lawn grubs

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for cutting lawns and preventing grubs.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:25am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Milky Spore, gardening, grubs

Garden Plot: Tips for spring lawn care

This week in Garden Plot, editor Mike McGrath says forget spring seeding, just get your gluten down now.

Friday - 03/14/2014, 11:59am EDT

Tags: peas, st. patricks day, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot

Garden Plot: How to squirrel-proof your vegetable garden

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice for how to keep the squirrels from digging up your fall lettuce and radishes.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 07:45am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, National Captial Orchid Society, National Arboretum, Potomac Rose Show, shutdown, squirrels, Mike McGrath

Shield your home against stink bugs, stiltgrass and skunks

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to rid your lawn of an invasive weed and stinky critters.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 12:26pm EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, stink bugs, stiltgrass, skunks, Mike McGrath

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Garden Plot: It's lawn care time

It's that time of year again: Time to treat your lawn with corn gluten and keep away the weeds for next summer.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 01:02pm EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, corn gluten, Sewage, fescue, crabgrass, Mike McGrath

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Lawn chemicals may be poisoning your pooch

Dog owners who love a lush lawn might have a problem.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 08:32am EDT

Tags: dogs, pets,

Garden Plot: Wet weather awakens fireflies, garden-friendly glowworms

Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on lightning bugs, giant peach trees and proper lawn care in humid weather.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 09:56am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, moles, peach trees, wet grass, lightning bugs

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When to pick your garlic and what's needed to harvest good peaches

Peaches are the most difficult and demanding crop a homeowner can grow, while garlic harvesting is easier but requires a balance of several factors.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 10:43am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, slugs, mulch,

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Garden Plot: Sometimes less is more for a healthy lawn

Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers his know-how to keep your lawn green and lush all summer long.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 10:16am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath

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