Should leaves just be left where they fall? Theresa in Silver Spring writes: “The National Wildlife Federation just issued a news release recommending we not rake our leaves and instead leave them on the ground for…
Meet Mike in Warrenton, Saturday, Sept. 5 Mike will get you right back out in the garden when he tells you all about “The Second Season; Garlic, Pansies, Salad Greens and More” in a free…
Gardeners: Un-mulch your poor smothered trees Bruce in Gaithersburg writes: “What do you think I should do with my American Hornbeam? We’ve had it for four or five years and it was doing great; now…
Meet Mike at Greenstreet this weekend Mike will appear at Greenstreet Gardens in Lothian, Maryland, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, and at their Old Town Alexandria location (Braddock Road) on Sunday, April 26,…
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.
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.
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.
Peaches are the most difficult and demanding crop a homeowner can grow, while garlic harvesting is easier but requires a balance of several factors.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for protecting plants from a late spring frost, growing tomatoes and keeping lawns green.
You might be looking for ways to spruce up your yard this time of year. But if you\’re thinking about loading up on wood mulch, think again. Wood mulch can start as dead trees, construction debris and shipping pallets.
Nights with temperatures in the 40s won\’t kill your plants as impressively as frost, but those temperatures will
stunt the growth of your tomato plants.
Walkersville Burgess Ralph Whitmore says he will
likely approach the Frederick Board of County
Commissioners within a month with an idea on how
to settle the ongoing discussion about the future
of the town\’s mulch pile in Heritage Farm Park.