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WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath recommends using everything from hot peppers, to deer repellent and dog hair.
Not all trees are created equal. WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath tells you which are which and answers your gardening questions.
Wayne in Charlotte Hall has a question that's frequently asked this time of year over how low to trim his lawn before winter.
This is the worst time of year to prune anything. Doing so will stimulate new growth and interfere with the plants successfully going dormant for the winter.
The next time a dog is tugging on its leash, headed for a solid-looking pine to "water," WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath says that small territorial claim could kill the tree.
Tips for taking care of a neglected lawn and dealing with bamboo.
Without a doubt the No. 1 chore for those of you with cool season lawns is a big fall feeding. Cool season lawns like fescue, rye and bluegrass need their biggest feeding of the season right now to help them recover from that brutal summer we all endured.
Jim in Alexandria has an all-too common problem. He writes, "I have several Boxwoods along the walkway at the front of my house, and neighborhood dogs love to urinate on them (and it doesn't appear that their owners care.) This is slowly killing the Boxwoods. Almost half of the leaves are brown and dying. Any recommendations on how to keep the dogs away?"
This is the time to take a bad yard and turn it into the yard you want.
Find out how to save by buying now for next spring.
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