Garden Editor Mike McGrath is back to explain that it’s time to do a certain amount of pruning and that you shouldn’t forget about ticks, and debunks a really bad fertilizer idea.
WASHINGTON — It’s beautiful and wooded, and many people live there for the perks of nature. But the open spaces of Loudoun County can also be a breeding ground for the ticks that cause Lyme…
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,…
WASHINGTON — In addition to cherry blossom season and baseball season, it’s also the start of tick season. They are most active between April and September, so this is a good time to read up…
A tiny deer tick can do a lot of damage — with just one bite, it can transmit Lyme disease, which may not become apparent for months or years.
A recent tick survey out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, reveals a type of tick not common to the area inhabits a Montgomery County park and that there are a number of tick varieties infected with pathogens capable of making people sick.
Reports of tick bites and Lyme disease
are on the rise in the D.C. area. And one scientist wants to track the severity of the threat for his Montgomery County neighbors.
It\’s that time of year again. Here\’s how to keep your lawn, your pets and yourself safe from pests.
It\’s the season to find those nasty ticks embedded in skin — and there may be more this year due to the cold, wet winter.
If you find that hamburger you just gobbled down give you hives, it could be a sign that you were bitten by a tick.
May has been proclaimed Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month in Maryland and public health leaders are making sure people in the D.C. region know the dangers of ticks and Lyme disease.
Many residents are holding out hope that the unusually cold, harsh winter reduced the number of ticks, stink bugs and other pests that will be buzzing and crawling around this summer.
Despite the mid-April cold snap, tick season is beginning around
the D.C. metro area and that means it brings a risk for Lyme disease, according to
a local doctor.
Lyme disease infection rates in this region are among the highest in the country, and the disease is beginning to show up in areas where it was
seldom seen before.
Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath answers all of your garden and lawn care questions. On the list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.