• 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…

  • 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?  …

  • Plants that will survive sunflower seed hulls’ toxicity

    My feeder hangs in a lawn of mostly white clover. Is there a perennial, especially a ground cover, that would survive the toxic effect of sunflower seed hulls? If not, is there any other perennial that would do so?  …

  • ground cover that can be cut down as I have young grand-children

    Yard size, 25 deep 65 wide Two big beech trees heavy shade with little direct sunlight can grow grass in spring but gone by mid summer slight grade in yard looking for a ground cover seed that might work unless…

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