WTOP\’s Garden Editor Mike McGrath takes on what you should and shouldn\’t do this time of year to keep your lawn looking great come summer. And, he tackles scary-looking caterpillars and gnats.
Fall lawn care time is here. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has a list of what to do to ensure your lawn looks great and has tips for what to plant now.
Insects can attack and wreak havoc on plants. Read about ways to get rid of three common insects.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath tackles when to fertilize and plant for the most success.
In the \”tropical swamp of downtown D.C.,\” crushed plants, whirring fans and water warfare can all help repel the buzzing pests.
Cedar Executive Chef
Aaron McCloud picks his restaurant\’s produce from the rooftop garden he created on
top of the building
at 8th and E streets in Penn Quarter.
The grocery store\’s produce aisle is teeming with wholesome food, right? Maybe not.
For adults, gardening can be one of the most rewarding activities of summer. However, getting kids to enjoy the same activity may present challenges for some parents and caregivers. Several area experts offer advice and tips on making gardening a fun, healthy and rewarding summer activity for youth.
Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath answers all of your garden and lawn care questions. On the list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.
It\’s the time of year when everyone starts heading outside. And it is also the time of year when doctors see an uptick in poison ivy cases.
Nights with temperatures in the 40s won\’t kill your plants as impressively as frost, but those temperatures will
stunt the growth of your tomato plants.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on cicadas, moles and ticks. And he has some tips about when to put your summer plants outside.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares his advice on when to plant this spring and what will kill your vegetable garden.
A hydroponic garden that employs veterans may open in D.C. next year. One of its partners, Dylan Ratigan, wants to see veterans play a larger role in solving the nation\’s problems.
Easter lilies don\’t bloom naturally at this time
of year. WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has
advice for how to care for those plants you get
and give as gifts.
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.