School gardens are no longer a rarity. But at one local elementary school, students are taking gardening lessons beyond the dirt and into the lunchroom.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares tips to make yards more bee friendly for Pollinator Week, which starts June 19.
Since the early 20th century, the world has lost 94 percent of its seed diversity, and the lack of vegetative variance has consequences that stretch beyond the dinner plate.
WTOP’s Mike McGrath says that garlic sprouts in the region should be just dandy and that the cold weather won’t affect them at all.
Apartment dwellers can take advantage of the joys and benefits of garden-fresh produce even without access to a plot of land. Learn how.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath lays out the path to successful peas and highlights some upcoming gardening events.
It is much harder to raise little plants from seed indoors than to nurture big plants outdoors, says WTOP garden editor Mike McGrath. The skill set is totally different.
Don’t know the difference between a mole and a vole? Mike McGrath has your mole-vole 101 plus tips and tools to rid your yard of these pests.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath’s holiday gift guide has something for everyone — from expert gardeners to people who just want to water their lawns.
There’s something about this time of year that gives gardeners very itchy fingers, but they should resist the urge to start pruning, WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says. Pruning could stimulate new growth just as plants are preparing to go dormant for the winter.
With cooler weather coming, WTOP’s garden editor Mike McGrath answers questions about dealing with stiltgrass, acorns and fruit trees.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips on how to build garden beds to start a fall garden.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath says it’s time to fix summer damaged sod. He offers advice for fall lawn care.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice for lawn care during hot weather, when to plant trees and how to deal with unsightly webworms.
Summer crops are ripening rapidly. So here are tips on what to pick promptly, and what to let sit a spell.
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.