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WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath is:
* Host of the nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden
* Contributing Editor and columnist for Greenprints magazine
* Former Editor-in-Chief of ORGANIC GARDENING magazine
* Author of books on Tomatoes, Compost, Seed saving and Kitchen Gardening
* Mike makes several appearances around town. Click for more.
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In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Editor Mike McGrath has poinsettia plant rules and tips to evict ladybugs from your home.
Follow these tips and your tree will be nearly fireproof and won't drop its needles.Here's your guide for the perfect Christmas tree.
With temperatures getting very cold this weekend, Mike McGrath tells gardeners what they can do to keep their cool-weather crops safe.
Tips for helping your soil and preparing for winter weather in your lawn.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on what to put on your garden to keep the soil nutrient-rich through winter and on how to get rid of those pesky gnats that show up on your houseplants.
Don't be a sodden suspect. Maryland's new lawn-care laws are now in effect.
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.
WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath says you need to keep deer away from the bark of trees younger than three years, and has some suggestions on how to do it.
WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice for how to keep the squirrels from digging up your fall lettuce and radishes.
You can add orchids to the long list of things endangered by the federal shutdown. Yes, orchids.
Fall is gardening's second season, and this week's Garden Plot tells you exactly what to do and how while the weather is crisp.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to rid your lawn of an invasive weed and stinky critters.
WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on what you should and shouldn't do this time of year to keep your lawn looking great come summer. And, he tackles scary-looking caterpillars and gnats.
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.
Now is the ideal time to take care of some of the things in the garden and lawn.
In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Editor Mike Mcgrath helps you take revenge on stink bugs, squirrels and cicadas.
It's that time of year again: Time to treat your lawn with corn gluten and keep away the weeds for next summer.
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.
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.
Insects can attack and wreak havoc on plants. Read about ways to get rid of three common insects.