The first heat wave of the season has arrived and Garden Plot’s Mike McGrath has some tips to keep your plants happy and hydrated.
Garden Editor Mike McGrath has some gift suggestions for Mother’s Day. Find out what’s the best flower, what the different colors convey and other garden-related gift ideas that will show mom you care.
Garden Plot editor Mike McGrath has some nifty tips on how to make sure your tomatoes grow beautifully and how to fertilize your lawn.
Spring has sprung throughout the region, but temperatures are expected to dip this weekend. WTOP’s Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips on what to do with your peppers and tomatoes, and the best way to approach that first lawn mowing of the season.
WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath explains how some Easter plants fare better than others, and which ones you’ll be able to enjoy for another year.
Concerned about your azaleas? Trying to show some love to your cool-season lawn? WTOP garden editor Mike McGrath has answers to your spring gardening questions.
In this edition of Garden Plot, Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives advice on how to stop morning glory from returning year after year and how best to contain the spread of creeping bamboo.
English ivy is an invasive species of plant frequently found in the D.C. area. In this week’s Garden Plot, learn how to eradicate the weed without damaging your house or exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals.
In this week’s Garden Plot, find some spring gardening tips, including where to find unique orchids, how to grow your own salads and the unexpected health benefits of pansies.
St. Patrick’s weekend is a time for normal people to drink green beer and for gardeners to start planting their peas. Spring crops are tricky so here are some tips on how to best plant your peas.
Proper seed starting is a topic WTOP’s Mike McGrath feels obligated to cover thoroughly every season — and this is the perfect time of year to do it.
The heavy rains of the past year have led to some funny-looking growth in one reader’s trees, but WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath says it’s nothing to worry about. Find out about aeration and deer-repelling methods as well.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath gives tips for gardening on a slope, when to compost and the dangers some decks pose to people — even more so than they do to plants.
In this week’s Garden Plot, Mike McGrath shows how to keep those Valentine’s Day tulips vibrant so they can be planted in the spring — and he explains why moss isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Did you use rock salt to de-ice? Are you feeding bread to birds? WTOP Garden editor Mike McGrath reminds that even if your garden isn’t in bloom, there’s still plenty to do.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.