• Groundcover Plants for Growing Under Trees

    I have a maple tree and an Alberta Spruce tree in my garden. Unfortunately nothing seems to grow beneath the trees. The main concern is under the tall Alberta spruce where there are no plants. Can you suggest any perennial…

  • Thyme and Ants

    Hi. I planted Thyme in my garden as ground cover. I noticed today, there are many ants around one of them. So I did dig a bit and saw many of them and some have wings. I did dig the…

  • Groundcover for Gap Between Fences

    I have an 8 inch gap between my fence and my neighbours’ fence that runs along the property line. I would like to use a ground cover that is low maintenance to avoid having to maintain any plants or tend…

  • Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

    Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut all around so…

  • Creeping Thyme Seed

    Four times since the middle of May I have mixed Creeping Thyme seed with fine sand, spread and gently raked it in bare soil in a small area exposed to full sun. It has received plenty of water this year…

  • Bloodroot

    Hello. Living in gatineau quebec. I had transplanted some bloodroot from my backyard- growing naturally. Have had to cut down many trees due to ash borer. Consequently now gardens receive more sunlight, and bloodroot foliage is yellowing. Do i replant…

  • Clover Attracting Deer and Rabbits?

    I am thinking that planting clover as a ground cover will attract deer and rabbits. Am I correct?…

  • Goutweed Barrier

    For years, we have diligently been digging gout weed out of our gardens. It gets in the roots of all our plants, spreads like wildfire and it is driving me crazy. This gout weed is coming under the wooden fence…

  • Deerfoot as Groundcover

    I was in Burlington over the weekend and the homeowners had a plant called deerfoot. It looked a bit like rhubarb. I want ground cover for a large shady area that often has pine needles on it. Grass will not…

  • Companion planting – types of geraniums and roses

    I live in Cabbagetown and am considering a groundcover plant to grow a couple feet away from my roses. The ground cover would be underneath my deck stairs, so most shaded. I garden organically and often research articles on companion…

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