• Grub Control

    Hi there, I am looking for safe and effective ways to control grubs. Apparently chemical based grub killers have been banned in Canada so I am looking for alternatives (natural or otherwise). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

  • Pear tree rust

    Hi, I am in Toronto and have 2 pear trees that are plagued with rust. Any fruit that begins to develop soon falls off. I spray with dormant oil/sulphur. I was removing infected leaves and being very careful to not let ...

  • When is the best time to get rid of wasps on rooftop?

    We've had wasps on our rooftop for several years in a row. We've had exterminators in to get rid of them, but they still come back every year. We'd prefer to use a natural method if possible. When is the ...

  • Spring Surprise in Toronto

    Hello, I had issues last year with little munchers of the insect variety in the garden; first, they left little holes in the leaves of the sweet potato vines; then they moved on to the leaves of the echinacea flowers leaving ...

  • Orchid infestation

    My orchid seems to have white bugs/white fluff all over it -- what is the solution for this infestation?    

  • Raspberry bushy dwarf virus?

    My raspberry plant has lots of crumbly fruit and yellowing leaves, so may have the virus. Should I throw out all the canes? Can I reuse my bed? Should I try to move everything? Is the soil contaminated? Some canes ...

  • Browning on transplanted 9′ White Spruce

    We transplanted five 9-foot tall White Spruce trees from just Stouffville to Toronto, towards the end of August, 2014. All seemed well, but a week ago, three of the five trees started browning at the lower level (as seen in ...

  • ivory silk tree: bark peeling

    The bark on my 4 year old Ivory Silk tree in N. Mississauga close to hwy 401 is peeling. I cannot see any pests; when I peel the bark further than ...

  • Diseased plants – Japanese Maple

    I wonder if you can advise me about my Japanese Maple that was planted in spring last year - see photo attached.  Midway through the summer it began to shed its leaves.   It does have buds on the tree now but it ...

  • My “mini palm” has mites

    My "mini palm" looks like it has mites - I have sprayed it with a weak soapy solution, but it doesn't seem to be helping.

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