Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains how to get your spring bulbs ready for next year, and why carpenter bees are nothing to worry about.
It may feel like time to plant summer fruits and veggies, but Garden Editor Mike McGrath says you’ll be daring the gods of impetuous planting to remind you why April is called ‘‘the cruelest month.’ He’s got tips for what to consider while you wait.
You don’t have to subject yourself to some of the most-heavily sprayed fruits and vegetables in the market — they’re easy to grow at home.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath discusses how to save your plants during this month’s freeze, above-ground roots, rhubarb and how zoysia is a grass — not a weed.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath discusses termite prevention, mosquito control and protecting fruit trees from the coming cold snap.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips on the best way to grow blueberries and why D.C. making a top 10 list isn’t such a good thing.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to keep deer and other pests, including insects and crab grass, out of your yard this year.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has mulching tips for your roses and how to use corn meal gluten to battle crabgrass.
“God save the basil,” says Garden Plot writer Mike McGrath.
The time to start curbing mosquitoes is now. Mike McGrath has tips from an entomologist, who even taught him something new.
Care tips to keep those Valentine’s Day plants and cut roses fresh — or even replant them — and for starting your spring vegetable garden indoors.
In this Valentine’s Day edition of Garden Plot, Mike McGrath offers tips to keep those cut flowers blooming in their vase and how to protect bouquets against this weekend’s bitter cold.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath shares some Valentine’s Day tips for good floral choices, and how to keep those flowers fresh.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath talks orchids, clearing snow from your plants and caring for oakleaf hydrangea.
WTOP’s Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives you the details on safe salting, and caring for tropical plants that may have already seen a some frost.
Tired of going to the same old grab-and-go chain for a cup of joe, but don't know where else to go? Here's a look at some of the area's best coffeehouses — Starbucks not included.
Mike is the former Editor-in-Chief of ORGANIC GARDENING magazine and WTOP's Garden Editor.