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.
Motion-activated sprinklers are a great deer deterrent — but not in the winter, when they can freeze up. Fortunately, there is an alternative, and it makes a great gift.
With the most wonderful time of the year on the way, WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has some care tips for your Christmas tree and other tree-related advice.
WTOP gardening editor Mike McGrath answers questions on where to shop for a healthy Christmas tree, which products are safe for salting sidewalks, how to treat poinsettias and more.
WTOP gardening editor Mike McGrath answers a challenge on his fig tree knowledge, shares tips on keeping apple blossoms alive in wacky weather and what to do about splitting tomatoes.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains how to bring peppers inside for the winter, what causes smut on your grass and which kind of garlic might be best to grow.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for taking care of your lawn, growing garlic and peaches and preparing your garden for the winter.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath answers questions on beating beetles, explains the Bt family and shares tips on gnat control.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for taking care of your recently harvested garlic crop (and turning it into yummy garlic powder), protecting your garden from hungry rabbit invaders and keeping your lawn alive for the summer.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for fending off squirrel invaders, talks about what birds really need from you this season and advises you on what to do with your freshly harvested garlic crop.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains what Dad really wants for Father’s Day, and explains how to stop mosquitoes — especially if they really seem to love you.
Are ants taking over your house? WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives tips on how to keep these irritating insects out of your home.
How do AA batteries, rotten eggs, and a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote help guard your garden against deer? This week’s Garden Plot has the answer.
Use wood ash wisely. That’s the advice from WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath as he warns a little bit of ash can work wonders in a garden while large amounts can cause serious problems.
Want to move your Christmas tree outside eventually? Need a last minute gift for the gardener in your life? Garden Plot’s Mike McGrath’s got you covered.
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