• Mulch

    Hello; I have mulched my property for many years and the mulch is dark or red and we have had trees die. Can you recommend a place that I could find a safe eco friendly mulch? I live in Muskoka…

  • Citrus Peels in Compost

    Is it okay to put citrus peelings into my compost?…

  • Dead Locust Leaves

    Do dead locust leaves mat down or do they decompose? Can I use them on my gardens over winter?…

  • Composting in Central Toronto

    I would like to compost my organic vegetable and fruit waste and sometimes cooked oatmeal in my central Toronto garden. 1. Do garden worms help to break down compost? If so, I would like to have a bin which will…

  • Good Compost for Square Foot Vegetable Gardening

    I have started a “square foot garden”, using soil comprised of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 compost. This is a well researched approach, and experts suggest mixing compost from 5 different sources to get a well-rounded product (eg,…

  • Adding nutrients to established perennial garden

    We have a VERY full perennial garden in a southfacing position. I want to add nutrients to the soil this spring  to keep my plants healthy, without digging into the garden (I am afraid I will disturb the perennials roots).…

  • Clay Soil

    Hello, I live in a house in Toronto with clayey soil. Recently some workers were burying a line and had to dig down about 3-4 feet, and they seem to have left the lower down soil on top. I have…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

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