• Violets in Lawn

    I am a resident of Toronto and have a corner lot. Approximately 8 years ago, a neighbour gave me some garden violets. They have completely taken over and there is little grass left. I would like to have my lawn ...

  • Lawn Problems

    My lawn is being torn apart because I have grubs, and the raccoons and squirrels are having a feast, which is fine. However, how can I get the lawn back?! Thank you for your help.

  • beginner’ s question – periwinkle and some mixed questions

    Hello, not only I am a complete beginner but I wonder if there's is even a bit of green in my thumb, yet, I know what I like and I have finally ...

  • 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 ...