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Choosing the right mulch and battling moss

In a recent university study, two inches of yard waste compost outperformed all other mulches and it provided all the food its plants required.

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Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 05:00pm EDT

Termites, ticks and last-minute tomato tips

As I've been stressing for more than a decade, "mulch" does NOT mean "wood." In fact, wood is the second-worst mulch material you can use.

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Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:47am EDT

Happy Easter! Here's how to achieve stink bug relief

I was recently contacted by a gentleman from Delaware who was sick of these alien pests invading his home in the fall, so he constructed a trap that intercepts them as they swarm outside.

Tags: Mike McGrath , stink bugs , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Ocean Pines Community Home Show , cicada killer

Friday - 04/22/2011, 12:51pm EDT

Ants, clover, bees and 'skeeters!

Sprays do not work against ants because the vast majority of the pests, and the all-important queen, are in hidden nests that the sprays never reach.

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Thursday - 04/14/2011, 07:51pm EDT

Tips on not letting the bedbugs bite

If you have any suspicion that bedbugs have moved in, WTOP's Mike McGrath recommends good vacuuming.

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Friday - 08/20/2010, 02:28pm EDT