Although feeding wild birds in the spring and summer can have negative consequences, feeding them during the cold days and nights of late fall and winter is good for the birds.
Just because frost is in the forecast doesn’t mean you need to abandon the garden. Fall is a great time to plan and plant for spring. Here are some tips for gardening in the off season.
It might not be winter quite yet, but frost and freeze conditions are slowly creeping into the capital region, with some areas likely to see their first frost before dawn on Friday.
Did you try to grow a pumpkin indoors? Are you looking to aerate your lawn but are your plans foiled because of wet weather? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath answers your garden questions and more.
Grab your milky spore powder and start applying now through the end of September to fight the Japanese beetle grubs destroying your lawn. Here’s more green-thumb advice from WTOP garden editor Mike McGrath.
You don’t need dirt to have a green thumb. It turns out, you can grow a pretty wild garden in a few cups of gravel. Here’s how.
A Howard University senior spent a recent Friday afternoon checking on his garden plot at the Blair Road community garden in Northwest D.C. He talks about what inspires him to garden, among the hustle and bustle of a big city.
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.
Summer gardens are flourishing, but so are the populations of pesky weeds and critters that can damage all of your vines and veggies.
A dangerous invasive weed that can grow to towering heights has turned up in Virginia for the first time. The plant’s sap can cause severe burns.
Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can produce severe burns and blisters, has been spotted for the first time in Virginia.
Bins of asparagus and delicate greens at the farmers market are beginning to thin out. Now that it’s nearly June, it’s time for summer vegetables.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath covers the basics about growing vegetables from seeds. When should you start? What type of containers and soils should you use? What type of lighting works the best? How close that lighting should be to your plants might surprise you.
It’s time for the annual “Garden Plot: Pick of the Seed Catalogs,” and WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath runs through which catalogs have the most exciting seeds.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath answers your questions about hornets’ nests, hungry and horny deer, and planting roses.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.