Summer’s the wrong time to be trimming trees Rich in Fairfax Station writes, “I help a neighbor lady who has a large River Birch that’s very close to her front door. She wants to remove…
From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow — in your lawn! Connor in Fairfax writes: “Last year, the oak tree in my backyard dropped a large number of acorns. Now oak seedlings are popping up…
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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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