• Raccoons Digging Lawns

    Racoons are digging up small (so far) patches of my lawn - resembles a short line of sod if you were laying sod (but smaller than a sod strip). There are probably grubs just below the top of the lawn, ...

  • Growing Moss

    We have a small approx. 200sq ft yard with lots of shade and a very compact clay soil. Unfortunately we have given up on grass because of multiple failed attempts...I was wondering where we could buy sheet or fragmented pleurocarpous ...

  • Grass Alternative by Sidewalk

    Hi there I have a patch of grass, this is section of lawn that is between the curb and sidewalk. This patch as well sits on the property line between my neighbor and I. The grass I can't be bothered anymore. I'm ...

  • Growing Under a Norway Maple

    My friends have a Norway Maple in their north facing backyard (North Toronto, clay soil, medium moisture). They love the shade but are having problems growing plant materials underneath because of this tree. I think the main challenge is the ...

  • Yard Grading

    My backyard fence line is the highest point of the yard, which grades towards the house. The back fence is one-half raised vegetable bed with peonies, a Japanese maple and ground cover to one side, and dwarf lilac, euonymus grafted ...

  • Grubs Harming Grass

    I am going to need to replace my complete front lawn. We have just purchased a house from an elderly gentleman who had not been able to do battle with grubs over the last couple of years. There is not ...

  • Ground Cover Heavy Traffic and Children/Play

    Hi, I want to replace our grass in the front yard. We have plans for a wildflower garden, possibly some small shrubs, and near the front I'd like to have a low 'grassy' area that we can sit and play on, ...

  • Dealing with crab grass in a wildflower garden

    Hi, My wife and I recently purchased a house in East York (Toronto) and decided to remove the turf in our front lawn and plant a wildflower garden. We removed all of the grass in late spring, tilled the soul multiple ...

  • Weeds and Pests

    Hello, I am writing from Ottawa (zone 5). We bought our home last fall and found this summer that both the front and back yards had been severely neglected for many years (the previous owners were an elderly couple who ...

  • Plant Identification – Euphorbia myrsinites

    Could you help me in finding the name of this plant and if it is poisonous?