• The Right Amount of Compost

    I would like to know if there is a maximum amount of compost that can be safely added to garden soil. I am particularly interested in transplanting rhubarb.

  • Pothos Plant

    Hello! I have had a pothos plant in my bathroom for about 15 years but, due to neglect, it has declined to the point that there is one stem left with two leaves on it. It is barely holding on ...

  • Soil for Container Gardening?

    I live in a condominium in downtown Toronto. The landscape company installed triple mix into 2 cubic ft. containers. We are planning on growing perennials like Japanese maple, lily, etc. And annual flowers and vegetables. I think the soil is ...

  • Fertilizing Emerald Cedars

    Should we avoid throwing clumps of phosphorus-heavy fertilizer around the root stem of our six-foot cedars? I say yes and my husband says no, because of the big silver maple nearby is "choking the roots" and the "cedar needs something ...

  • 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 ...