• 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…

  • White fly treatment and worm castings

    I have a hibiscus that came indoors for the winter and became infested with white flies.  I prefer organic measures but broke down and sprayed it with Safers End All which DID NOT help in the slightest, despite constant application. …

  • Planting a ground cover in a root zone

    Hello! I’m hoping you can help me. I have two lindens at the side of my house in downtown Toronto under which is moderately compacted soil and debris from my recent renovation. And under one of the trees the soil…

  • adding compost to areas that are already mulched

    Can I add compost on top of the mulch, natural cedar I think or should I remove the mulch first?…

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