• Backyard Grass Dead Overnight

    My backyard had green grass from the beginning of spring this year & we were watering it on a daily basis & it was nice & green.But last weekend all of a sudden there were huge areas ...

  • Alien Invasion

      The plant in the attached picture is slowly taking over my garden. I don't know what it is, and it seems to choke out the plants I want to keep. Any ideas ...

  • Ground cover for between flagstone.

    I have a small back garden and have removed the grass and replaced it with flagstone. I would like to plant a low perennial ground cover between the stones. I have some experience with creeping thyme. Is ...

  • Removal of old sod

    On this site I have read about turning old sod upside down then covering with several layers of newsprint, then organic matter, then new top soil before establishing a new flower bed. If I intend to dispose of ...

  • Removing Pavers

    I am planning to remove ~450 brick pavers (15 feet x 20 feet from our backyard and plant grass. Under the pavers is a sheet of landscaping fabric, then about 3/4 inch of stone aggregate, then some really ...

  • Propagating Ajuga as ground cover

    What is the easiest way to propagate ajuga as ground cover? When our neighbour pulled up the ajuga in his garden he piled it on the grass before gathering it up to put into the composter. Some tiny ...

  • Is there a perennial Riviera Blue Eyes Lobelia for Toronto?

    Is there a type of this lobelia that's perennial for Toronto area? I picked some up in previous year from a big box store and loved the look. However, I don't want to go through the effort and ...

  • Grasses for bluff property, between bushes to reduce erosion and form ground cover

    My home is on the Bluffs, behind my lawn in the back yard is a 12X 50’ area that I would like to have with bushes and grass for ground cover to help reduce erosion. I am ...

  • Groundcover Plants for Growing Under Trees

    I have a maple tree and an Alberta Spruce tree in my garden. Unfortunately nothing seems to grow beneath the trees. The main concern is under the tall Alberta spruce where there are no plants. Can you suggest ...

  • Dealing with creeping charlie

    Do you have any suggestions for getting rid of creeping Charlie? I have patches of it in my lawn. I’ve been trying to rip it out manually but am beginning to be overwhelmed by the task. I’d rather ...