• 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?

  • Herbicides

    If I applied a granular herbicide containing 2-4D, mecoprop and dicamba to a lawn this fall, would it be safe to turn over part of it in the spring and use as a flower garden?

  • Starting new vegetable bed on the exiting lawn

    Hello, I am writing from Toronto. I have created some vegetable beds already on my backyard lawn but I always removed the sod layer entirely before putting new soil and compost. Is it OK to cut the sod in flat sheets, ...

  • Small holes in my grass..no sign of grubs but there are small holes all over my lawn.

    Downtown Toronto-many black squirrels, raccoons, and rabbits for the first time. We have a dog so afraid to put cayenne in small holes. First time in 30 years that I have had these holes in my yard.

  • Lawn alternative

    I'm looking for a sort of lawn alternative. We have a large area of dirt (4 thousand square feet) that is needing coverage. We do not want to plant grass due to maintenance. We are looking for a low growing, ...

  • Ground cover on a slope under a deck

    We are on the rouge valley with a steep slope and a large elevated deck. What gound cover would survive under the deck on the slope? Rain does get through the deck above, but there is permanent shade from the ...

  • Removal of ant colony in a lawn

    We have two large ant colonies (large black ants, not carpenter) in our lawn. The ground is soft where they are and I have tried pouring boiling water down the holes, using vinegar, etc but they keep coming back. What ...