• Ant infestation

    My lawn which is very thin (newly seeded) is covered in sand. The ants appear to building nests and are digging out the sand. This is the first time I have seen this problem. The ants are very tiny and ...

  • Crab Grass

    Over the last two years I have reseeded my friend's lawn (which is quite small) with a grass mixture (rye, fescue, bluegrass) however half the lawn is thick with crab grass. The other half of the lawn, which is shaded ...

  • Weeding question

    Please suggest ways to get rid of weeds growing in a pathway, without using a synthetic weedkiller. I've heard of homemade concoctions that might work ?

  • Microclover

    I am about to start a lawn on PEI and was interested in micrclover. Can it be used as the only seed for a lawn or can it be mixed with creeping thyme? How do I get some? What is ...

  • Groundcover to replace shady lawn

    I have been struggling to maintain my shady lawn, which is overrun by small plants with heart shaped leaves and little blue flowers that are a bit like Johnny Jump Ups. I guess they are weeds but are rather pretty!There ...

  • Microclover

    I am living in a newly built subdivision (lots of clay) and am looking for a lawn replacement. I currently don't have anything there besides compacted soil/clay/weeds. There is lots of sun. We get harsh winters -35C or so (similar ...

  • Groundcover for front yard needed

    I am looking for a groundcover suitable for my front yard under a Silver birch on either side of a dry Japanese style rock stream. Garden is facing east and gets only morning sun. The ground cover should not grow ...

  • ground cover periwinkle

    Hello and thank you for the opportunity to post questions, it is much appreciated specially for a complete beginner like me. Last year we bought a house in Toronto and I want to work on the front yard. I do have ...

  • creeping charlie problem

    I have been reading up on organic ways to remove this weed. I noticed its saying lime. Crashed lime stone? Or A different type? Also was wondering how well the newspaper works? Can I put it on soil and resod ...

  • replanting under a 10-year-old pagoda dogwood

    I am in downtown Toronto and have a full shade sand/loam site with a 10 year old pagoda dogwood under which I have been planting perennials and ferns since the tree was first planted. There is also a euonymous vine ...

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