• when to apply winter fertilizer on sandy soil

    It is my understanding that winter fertilizer is best applied when the frost creates a crunch when walking on the lawn. Supposedly, the plant uses the high amount of potassium in the winter fertilizer to set a better plant for ...

  • Growing Grass

    Hello, I have an area in front of my house that will not grow grass. I have reseeded many times without success. The previous owner also had problems. I thought it was due to a pine tree that was in ...

  • Planting Japanese spurge and Japanese maple trees in September

    Can these plants be planted in the Toronto area in September?  

  • Identification of trailing succulent

    This succulent plant is trailing and in pot growing outside with  hours of  sunlight. It has small green fleshy leaves at each plant node.  Here are 2 photos, one with a fallen ficus benjamina leaf to provide relative size.

  • Holes in lawn

    Last rain a week or so back I noticed approx 100 small holes in rear lawn next AM, again today after rain last night same amount of holes but larger in diameter ( 1-1.5 cm )only at rear. We have ...

  • Bent grass

    I live in Erie Pa...zone 5...clay soil, sun and shade Each year when it gets hot the grass in our yard no matter how much water it gets dies in big unsightly ...

  • Shady lawn has mildew

    A black walnut tree dominates our yard, with its canopy covering nearly the entire space. We planted Kentucky blue grass, which seems to have developed a white powdery mildew. How can I get rid of the mildew?  Is there another ...

  • grey grubs in the lawn

    We live in Toronto. Sunny, dry conditions, clay soil with about 4 inches topsoil. How do we control grey grubs in the lawn.

  • Lawn Rescue!

    I am trying to rescue my lawn and I need some direction as to how to proceed.  I am a complete beginner to this sort of thing. I have heard that ...

  • Best hardy plants for a woody garden

    What would be the best hardy plants for a woody garden.  There are 4 trees in the immediate area with many more in surrounding area, the soil is clay based and it is part sun.  I want to create a tapestry effect with ...