• Can I add leftover topsoil to a sandy area to improve it?

    When preparing the area for a new lawn, I had about 5 bags of topsoil left over. Can I take these up to the cottage and add them into my very sandy soil up there?      

  • Construction dust all over my garden!

    The builder next door filled in a large trench adjacent to the property line by blowing in aggregate. Now there is a grey-ish dust all over my garden! I am worried that if it rains, it will turn into concrete. ...

  • Ants in compost

    I dug out some soil from my compost heap and discovered its full of little ants.  What can I do to get rid of them in the compost before putting in my window boxes at the front of the house.  ...

  • Brown dahlia leaves

    I have been growing Dahlias indoors (planted a few weeks ago) for planting outdoors in late May. They were planted in a standard potting soil and sit near a west facing ...

  • Beautiful lot, ravine designation, too many weeds!!!

    Hi! Well, I am already crossing my fingers and saying my prayers that your expertise and knowledge will be able to guide me in reshaping, retaming, revamping and enhancing the landscaping ...

  • Worms in the garden

    I just re-did my yard and my landscaper talked me into putting 16 inches of new soil in the beds - all the old soil was removed - we were well into the clay layer. The new soil is a ...

  • Follow up to previous post ” the garden that doesn’t thrive”

    Wouldn't taking a soil pH test be the first thing to do before you destroy a tree?

  • Garden Soil Test

    I am a resident of Toronto and I would like to test my vegetable and garden soil. Can you please provide me with information on where to go for the test. Thanks

  • Leaf mulch

    I was going to make some leaf mulch with the leaves that I've gathered from my front yard. I was going to layer the leaves with city compost (5 '' of leaves to 1/2" of compost) in a large old ...

  • Leaf mulch

    This past winter I used fallen leaves to spread over my flower and shrub beds as mulch. It doesn't look very attractive now. Should I remove it entirely or just some of it and add in some other type of ...