• 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?…

  • Keeping Rats out of the Compost

    I want to restart my compost this spring after two years of not using it. I stopped after 2014 when I was attacked by flying ants when I went to the compost in the evening. I don’t think the ants…

  • Cedar Boughs – Can they be used as Mulch?

    After pruning a living fence of Eastern White Cedar (Thuja), is there anything I can do with the branches?  Are these prunings OK to use for mulch on young maple trees?    …

  • Composting Bins

    I would like to find a good composting bin in Toronto. Since the city no longer gives free ones, can you recommend the best place to get one to inspire me to make good soil?  …

  • Transplanting Black Eyed Susan

    I planted 1 black eyed susan 2 years ago, now I have at least 10 of them.  I want to replant them as border near my fence. Is this time of the year good for replanting or I should do…

  • Cedar Hedge

    Our cedar hedge is approximately 15 feet high. In late summer 2014 we had a tree company trim it. I believe they cut it back more than necessary. It is stressed but slowly coming back. We water it in dry…

  • Roses – spring clean up

    When can I uncover the roses from the top cover of hay and bags around them and add my compost around them for a better growth? And also my daphne bush?…

  • mulch

    I have two questions. The first is, I have black cedar mulch on my garden at the moment that I put on in the spring. One person has told me I should remove that every fall. But I’ve also read…

  • Clay Soil Removed from Garden

    Good Day. I have read through the previous questions and answers on this topic but none are quite the same as my situation. I have just planted a small redbud tree. To do so I dug over 3 ft into…

  • Hicks Yew reprise

    Thank you so much for getting back to me! When the yew was planted there wasn’t any new soil introduced. My question is, can I now dig maybe a 3 ft. trough around it introducing as you recommended compost and…

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