• Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

    Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut ...

  • Nematodes or New Grass Seeds, Which Goes First?

    Last fall we moved into a house that had been uninhabited for 10+ years. As you can imagine, its been a struggle to wrestle the house and grounds back from nature (mice, birds, cockroaches, ants, fleas, squirrels, etc). The 3000 ...

  • Soil Preparation and Planting

    Hello, I'm inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1. 5"- 9" of fresh triple mix on ...

  • Overseeding

    Is it too late now to overseeding the lawn?

  • Chinch Bugs

    I own a home in central Toronto. New sod was laid in early September 2016, and we have a sprinkler system in use. We went away on vacation for two weeks recently (early August) and came home to find that ...

  • Creeping Thyme Seed

    Four times since the middle of May I have mixed Creeping Thyme seed with fine sand, spread and gently raked it in bare soil in a small area exposed to full sun. It has received plenty of water this year ...

  • Out of Control Raspberry Canes

    A portion of our yard is overgrown with raspberry canes which I tried pulling (roots and all) but they persist. We have an abundance if periwinkle on the property and my question is, might pulling the canes once more and planting ...

  • Grass Problem

    Hello, I live in East York, Toronto. Over the past 3 years, I’ve had a lot of difficulty with the lawn in my small back yard. It used to be lush and green. For some reason, despite annual early spring overseeding ...

  • Clover Attracting Deer and Rabbits?

    I am thinking that planting clover as a ground cover will attract deer and rabbits. Am I correct?

  • How to Eradicate Weeds

    I live in Scarborough (clay soil) and this year have been plagued with both creeping Charlie and violets in both front and back yards. Any advice on how to eradicate this would be much appreciated. Anne