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Before it's too late: First frost means time for action

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to protect your plants from frost and the cold of winter, plus how to make the most out of Mother Nature's top fertilizer: leaves.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 09:42am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, frost, corn gluten, squirrels, evergreens, tree prunning

Skyline Drive reopens in time for peak fall foliage

The end of the government shutdown couldn't come soon enough for the communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park as the park welcomes visitors during the peak of the fall foliage.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:49am EDT

Tags: foliage, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, shutdown, National Park Service, Hank Silverberg, fall

Fall and all its colors starting to arrive

Orange, yellow and red. The colors of fall are starting to arrive in the region.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 09:31am EDT

Tags: fall, Lauryn Ricketts, autumn, weather, foliage,

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, 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: mike mcgrath, clover, autumn, Garden Plot