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Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on lightning bugs, giant peach trees and proper lawn care in humid weather.
Peaches are the most difficult and demanding crop a homeowner can grow, while garlic harvesting is easier but requires a balance of several factors.
In the "tropical swamp of downtown D.C.," crushed plants, whirring fans and water warfare can all help repel the buzzing pests.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers his know-how to keep your lawn green and lush all summer long.
The Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York has created a nice list of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that deer have mostly declined to dine on at the lushly landscaped resort.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath details two ways to get rid of slugs - one is to get 'em drunk (sort of).
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WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives advice on how to keep that grass green and lush, hold the grubs at bay and safe ways to keep caterpillars away all.
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.
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