• Creeping Charlie and Violets

    I live in Scarborough, Ontario - clay soil. Due to unprecedented rainfall this spring, there has been an unwelcome massive intrusion of the above weeds in my backyard. Please let me know how I can eradicate these as they are ...

  • Goutweed Barrier

    For years, we have diligently been digging gout weed out of our gardens. It gets in the roots of all our plants, spreads like wildfire and it is driving me crazy. This gout weed is coming under the wooden fence from ...

  • Ajuga Failed Under Pine Tree

    I had ajuga doing well under a pine tree - for a few years - but then it all died away. Am puzzled..... Mind you, the pine is of course growing, now fairly tall. Could there be something about the pine?

  • Nothing but Weeds

    We live in a house where nothing will grow but weeds in the backyard. We tried to overseed, we tried weed killers, we even put in new sod but we get nothing but weeds. Apparently our house is built on ...

  • Low Ground Cover in Full Afternoon Sun

    Hello I am looking for a low , ( 12 inch or under ) light green maybe silverish , hardy , perrenial ground cover that can take full afternoon sun . We planted a sedum last year and they all died ...

  • Pale Green Maple Keys

    Help! Do I have to remove the new pale green maple keys from the new soil so they won't germinate? We are having new sod put down. At the moment the old sod is off, the ground is levelled and new ...

  • How to Bring Back the Green

    I have a question about our dog who pees on the lawn.  He has peed on the snow all winter and it's kind of damaged the colour.  He's now peeing directly on the grass and I can't tell if this will ...

  • Removing sod vs layering straw and cardboard

    Hi, I'm looking to creating a 25 ' x 15 '. Rather than trip sod, I was going to smother it with cardboard, straw, cardboard. Then cover with mulch. Later I would plant a few bushes, flowers etc. Will this work....or should I ...

  • Creeping thyme

    Hi, I live in Niagara and want to plant creeping thyme in the vineyard at the base of the vines. 1. to provide a bee friendly environment and 2. to prevent tall weeds around the vine. It would need to ...

  • Weeding in the Rain

    With all the rain forecast in the next couple of weeks in the GTA, can weeds be manually pulled from soil, or does it damage the soil structure? It seems tempting since the moisture and weed root adherence to the ...