Garden Editor Mike McGrath says it’s now safe to begin planting those tomatoes. He goes over the tomato basics for a successful summer of red fruits.
Wrens and other birds who don’t mind the cold Cheryl in Northwest D.C. writes: “A wren has built its nest in a corner of my porch. I don’t mind it being there; I even put…
As the weather cools down and winter looms, new gardening
mysteries arise. But with the right plants and proper soil treatments, savvy
gardeners can make it through.
From late-blooming flowers to blankets of fallen leaves, there\’s still time to care for your yard.
Last week was Japanese beetles, this week it\’s yellow jackets.
The Japanese beetle can be eradicated without hurting your garden, pets or the good bugs.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for cutting lawns and preventing grubs.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has advice on helping spring bulbs, lilacs and crepe myrtles.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on growing hops plants for beer, seasonal pruning, and those pesky moles, voles and rabbits, which can kill your lawn and plantings.
The U.S. has seen a decline in farms in the last 25 years. One growing response is the rise of backyard farms.
Now is not the time to prune your roses, but it is the time to prune your maple and other big trees. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath also has advice on how to handle road salt on your lawn.
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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.
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.