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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, lawn care, skunks, Mike McGrath

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Checklist for cool-season lawns and how to avoid common, outdoor fall mistakes

Fall lawn care time is here. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has a list of what to do to ensure your lawn looks great and has tips for what to plant now.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 11:52am EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath, gardening

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Garden Plot: 'Labor' now and get a great looking lawn next year

Now is the ideal time to take care of some of the things in the garden and lawn.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:09am EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Pests never take a vacation

In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Editor Mike Mcgrath helps you take revenge on stink bugs, squirrels and cicadas.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:57pm EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath, stink bugs

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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, lawn care, Sewage, fescue, crabgrass, Mike McGrath

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Garden Plot: August is prime time for lawn feeding and angry wasps

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath reminds readers that this is the time to treat your lawn with Corn Gluten Meal to prevent future weeds. Also, some handy tricks on dealing with angry bees.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 10:21am EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath

Garden Plot: Weed-eating goats, dastardly deer and terrible tree rats

Professionally managed herds of goats are becoming an increasingly popular way to control weeds and invasive plants without the use of nasty herbicides. Goats can get into otherwise hard-to-reach areas, cause no chemical pollution and even eat poison ivy.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 08:07pm EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, Deer, garden plot, squirrels, vole, goat

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Garden Plot: Insects attack! How to get rid of beetles, yellow jackets and bagworms

Insects can attack and wreak havoc on plants. Read about ways to get rid of three common insects.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 01:54pm EDT

Tags: garden plot, yellow jackets, bagworms, Japanese beetles, Mike McGrath, gardening

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What not to plant in the heat and how to handle brown spots

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath tackles when to fertilize and plant for the most success.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 10:52am EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath, gardening, tomatoes

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Putrid plant returns to D.C.

Don't delay, if you want to see the famed titan arum at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Saturday - 07/13/2013, 12:03am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, garden plot, corpse flower, tree health

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