• Growing Under a Norway Maple

    My friends have a Norway Maple in their north facing backyard (North Toronto, clay soil, medium moisture). They love the shade but are having problems growing plant materials underneath because of this tree. I think the main challenge is the…

  • Lawn alternative

    I’m looking for a sort of lawn alternative. We have a large area of dirt (4 thousand square feet) that is needing coverage. We do not want to plant grass due to maintenance. We are looking for a low growing,…

  • Plant advice for intense afternoon sun

    Hello. We have a tree in our front yard. Last year we covered the grass that surrounded this tree with mulch, which worked out very well (thanks again for your help with this). This year we would like to plant…

  • Soil removal area

    Small Downtown backyard. Want to fill with limestone and gravel, so that paving stones are placed, and have potted plants. Would like to know who can take soil. Have tried the bin or bag method, however lane way cannot be…

  • Need an idea for the landscaping

    Dear MasterGardner, I am writing to ask your help to get an idea to do the lawn( 10 feet by 10 feet). The sun light found afternoon after 2 o’clock,we do not a side, we can put some stones, if…

  • Ground cover, easy sow, to replace grass

    I am looking for a ground cover, drought tolerant, zone 3, that I can sow directly into grass that I hope the ground cover will eventually replace.…

  • best cover crop/where to buy

    Hello, I am in Toronto (zone 6?) and am wondering what is the best cover crop to protect the bare soil surrounding my annual and perennial plants. I’ve heard white clover is good because it is a small size, perennial,…

  • plant spacing……….

    I am considering planting a ground cover under a thick maple tree………ergo needs be drought resistant……..and have come up with these possibilities….. * cranesbill (bigroot geranium, bevan’s variety) * barrenwort (youngirnum) * bergonia * deadnettle (lamium) and what plant spacing…

  • Groundcover alternative to Periwinkle

    Can you give me some suggestions for hardy  ground covers as alternatives for a patch of  periwinkle, ideally with flowers. My periwinkle did not survive the winter.…

  • Elfin Thyme Seeds

    Where can I find seeds for Elfin thyme?  …

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