WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains how some Easter plants fare better than others, and which ones you’ll be able to enjoy for another year.
Concerned about your azaleas? Trying to show some love to your cool-season lawn? WTOP garden editor Mike McGrath has answers to your spring gardening questions.
In this edition of Garden Plot, Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives advice on how to stop morning glory from returning year after year and how best to contain the spread of creeping bamboo.
English ivy is an invasive species of plant frequently found in the D.C. area. In this week’s Garden Plot, learn how to eradicate the weed without damaging your house or exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals.
In this week’s Garden Plot, find some spring gardening tips, including where to find unique orchids, how to grow your own salads and the unexpected health benefits of pansies.
St. Patrick’s weekend is a time for normal people to drink green beer and for gardeners to start planting their peas. Spring crops are tricky so here are some tips on how to best plant your peas.
Proper seed starting is a topic WTOP’s Mike McGrath feels obligated to cover thoroughly every season — and this is the perfect time of year to do it.
The heavy rains of the past year have led to some funny-looking growth in one reader’s trees, but WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says it’s nothing to worry about. Find out about aeration and deer-repelling methods as well.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath gives tips for gardening on a slope, when to compost and the dangers some decks pose to people — even more so than they do to plants.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath shows how to keep those Valentine’s Day tulips vibrant so they can be planted in the spring — and he explains why moss isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Roses are red, but so are tulips. This year, WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath suggests grabbing tulips if you’re really trying to speak the “language of flowers.”
Did you use rock salt to de-ice? Are you feeding bread to birds? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath reminds that even if your garden isn’t in bloom, there’s still plenty to do.
So, you’re worried about bacterial spot and bacterial speck attacking your tomato plants? Here’s some advice from WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath.
Have any pressing gardening questions during the winter, like how to de-ice your lawn after snowfall? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath has you covered.
So, you’ve got an azalea bush that looks like it’s in pretty bad shape. But before you get to snipping, WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath says now is not the best time for pruning it.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.