• Mulch from Branches

    We want to make our own mulch-we have a chipper but we aren't sure what branches make the best mulch-I have heard cedar can have termites

  • Ukigumo Maple – Wilt ?

    Toronto part shade/sun 4/5 foot high japanese maple planted 2016 Ugi Gumo Its problem appears to be WILT. What can be done to save the tree?

  • Daffodils not blooming…

    Last growing season I must have been impatient or careless regarding the pruning of my daffodils; probably the former - "impatient".. In other words I probably cut the daffodil leaves and spent buds back too soon. Because, several of my daffodils this ...

  • Tulip, Narcissus (Daffodils) and Hyacinth Bulb Care

    Should I take the old flowers off bulbs when they are done flowering? Does this strengthen or weaken the bulb? How can I strengthen these flowering bulbs? I spent a lot last fall on over 100 tulips and over 100 narcissus...every one flowered.  ...

  • Using Builders Sand to Amend Garden Soil

    Is it OK to mix builders sand with compost and soil into my vegetable garden and into containers?  I live in downtown toronto and have a small garden.  The original soil in my garden was mostly clay but I have ...

  • 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 ...