For the past 200 years, they’ve witnessed the nation’s most significant speeches, groundbreaking peace negotiations and joyous celebrations. A closer look at the role and evolution of the White House gardens.
Garden editor Mike McGrath explains the difference between yellow jackets and honeybees — and if it’s the former, how to get rid of them.
WTOP Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath discusses blue-winged wasps, wineberries and pruning as summer rolls on.
Garden editor Mike McGrath offers tips to protect and care for your lawn for green, healthy grass this summer and next.
Just because it’s a nice holiday to look at flowers, here are a few photos from the rose garden at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. Enjoy.
Some of the “enemies” making the biggest impact in the battle against stink bugs are also the smallest in stature, Mike McGrath says. But be sure you’re not driving them away.
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.
The new product expected next year will turn waste into a product for landscapers to utilize.
Wednesday marked the 15th consecutive day of rain in the D.C. area. And while a little water never hurts, Garden Editor Mike McGrath says “We have turned into a tropical rain forest.” You may need to change some of your vegetable- and grass-planting plans. Get his advice.
D.C. police have arrested a man they believe has been stealing flowers from residents’ front yards for years, putting local gardeners at ease.
According to a book released this week, gardeners may wind up saving more money by purchasing commonly grown produce from the grocery store instead of planting them at home.
Homeowners are taking a bigger interest in sustainable design when it comes to their outdoor living spaces.
Should leaves just be left where they fall? Theresa in Silver Spring writes: “The National Wildlife Federation just issued a news release recommending we not rake our leaves and instead leave them on the ground for…
WASHINGTON — Some of the coldest air of the season is coming this weekend, which means vegetable and flower gardens may need attention. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says now is a great time to…
Summer’s the wrong time to be trimming trees Rich in Fairfax Station writes, “I help a neighbor lady who has a large River Birch that’s very close to her front door. She wants to remove…
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.