WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for taking care of your lawn, growing garlic and peaches and preparing your garden for the winter.
Moles often arrive unannounced and make a terrible mess of your backyard. And getting rid of pesky grubs greatly reduces a mole’s food supply. WTOP Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath tells you how.
Looking to start your fall lawn care schedule? WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says this Labor Day weekend is an ideal time to aerate a cool-season lawn.
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.
Tired of pesky stiltgrass popping up in your yard? WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares how you can get rid of the weed, without the harmful sprays.
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.
People and pets aren’t the only ones that need to stay hydrated during the scorching heat of summer. Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath shares tips on how and when to properly water and feed your lawn and plants.
Some people choose electric mowers because they want to reduce their carbon footprint. But one Consumer Reports editor said benefits extend beyond the obvious.
Have questions about corn gluten meal and how to fight off Japanese beetles? WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has the answers.
Most people are more familiar with the granular form of the natural pre-emergent corn gluten meal, but what about the liquid form? WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains.
Japanese stiltgrass may be driving you crazy, but don’t go for the torch just yet. Mike McGrath shares tips and tricks to getting rid of those pesky weeds in your lawn without all the fire and fury.
Dogs are cute, but what about when they mistake your lawn for a toilet? Here’s some suggestions on what to do when that happens.
Moles and voles can do a lot of damage to lawns. They can also be hard to get rid of. Mike McGrath has some tips to help you deal with any problems the furry little creatures cause.
Robots are doing more everyday tasks for Americans and the newest takeover may be coming to your backyard.
All the rain the D.C. area has received recently can making caring for your lawn and garden even more difficult. Here’s what you need to know.
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.