• 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 ...

  • old sod

    Hello. I am replacing part of my backyard lawn. i have removed the top layer of old sod which has mostly dandelions and clover. do I have to get rid of it completely before putting new sod or I can ...

  • Warm weather ornamental grasses – are they dead?

    I have two rows of ornamental grasses – one row is cool weather and the other warm weather. The cool weather ones have come in and are doing well. Its now May 31st and the warm weather ones are showing ...

  • I have the worst weeds ever!!!!!

    I have an entire lawn of weeds that have all gone to seed. The soil is quite hard and the grass if any is definitely not all that pleasing. And suggestions as to what to do. I am willing to ...

  • Black Walnut Resistant Grass

    Hi, I have a shady back yard that is pestered by a Black Walnut tree on my neighbors yard. I am looking for suggestions of what grass I could grow that would survive albeit some additional tlc. I read this response to ...