• 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 ...

  • Planters for vegetables

    I have giant wooden planters we built around the edges of our deck last year. We filled them with potting soil and grew some herbs and vegetables. I am wondering if there is anything I need to do to prep ...

  • Fertilizing cedar hedges

    I have a cedar hedge which is well established and was wondering if Miracle-gro 24-8-16 would be ok to use?

  • Garden Suggestions

    I live at Keele and Eglinton. More of a clay surface soil.  The garden looks a hell of a lot better than when I moved here 12 years ago. ...

  • Spring Soil Preparation in Vegetable Garden

    I have been given conflicting advice about whether to dig and turn the soil in a vegetable garden in the spring, including digging but not turning the soil. I get a lot of weeds so end up digging and turning ...

  • 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, ...

  • Cedar Boughs – Can they be used as Mulch?

    After pruning a living fence of Eastern White Cedar (Thuja), is there anything I can do with the branches?  Are these prunings OK to use for mulch on young maple trees?    

  • Composting Bins

    I would like to find a good composting bin in Toronto. Since the city no longer gives free ones, can you recommend the best place to get one to inspire me to make good soil?  

  • Right Time to Remove Mulch.

    I mulched with clean leaves (mostly maple) in the fall: hydrangea, digitalis, some other bits I don't remember. The intent was to replace the snow cover we don't seem to get in Toronto anymore. I know mid-march is too early ...

  • 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 ...

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