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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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Garden Plot: How to beat back mosquitoes

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.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 10:49am EDT

Tags: gardening, Mike McGrath, garden plot, Tick Tubes, watering, mosquitoes, ticks,

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Garden Plot: Winter maintenance for trees, shrubs and lawns

Save the Date: Mike will appear at the Community Home Show at the Universities at Shady Grove on Saturday Feb. 9.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 12:35pm EST

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath, weeds, rye,

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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,

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Don't let spring fever lead you astray

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath will appear Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, at the Fairfax Home Show on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 12:34pm EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, garden plot,

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Lawn care time is a-comin'

The only safe and sensible time to sow cool season grass seed is mid-August, when the soil is perfectly warm and the next nine months will be nice and cool.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 01:44pm EST

Tags: Mike McGrath, garden plot

Keeping your lawn on drugs will cost you $4 billion

Local lawmakers acknowledge that legal limitations on fertilizer used by homeowners would lead to cleaner water essentially for free, but that such actions "face strong opposition from fertilizer lobbies."

Friday - 02/03/2012, 03:40pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, weeds, Mike McGrath, garden plot

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Garden Plot: This is the year to get your lawn off drugs

I hope this will be the year we help lots of listeners get their lawns off drugs. We'll discuss compost feeding in depth in the coming weeks.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 07:59am EST

Tags: Plants, gnats, fruit trees, Mike McGrath

Save your lawn and the bay, mow your grass taller

If you're looking to save your lawn and the Chesapeake Bay, start with cutting your grass higher this summer.

Sunday - 07/03/2011, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, audubon society, University of Maryland, lawn mowing, grass

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