• Replacing Dog-strangling vine with local plants

    I have a large infestation of DSV and have started digging it out.  The question that I have is this: what can I plant in the large empty areas, 3-4 square metres each, to inhibit or prevent the re-growth of…

  • Nothing grows under our silver maple

    Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

  • Lawn repair

    Can you give me some tips on overseeing and repairing a lawn. I Iive in Etobicoke , have sandy soil and a lot of trees. some areas get 3-4. Hours of sun in the summer. I have Manitoba maples …2…

  • Shady Area Lawn

    Our backyard has a large black locust tree which provides a lot of shade over an area where we’d like to put down sod or grass. Can you give us any tips or guidelines to determine whether grass will grow…

  • Front entrance garden

    I am trying to find a flower, ground cover (not shrub) to grow at my front entrance.  I live in a very treed area and although the garden faces west there is limited sunlight.  The soil is very sandy and…

  • Lawns

    How do I go about seeding a white clover lawn along with grass seed?  …

  • Black Walnut lots of shade my lawn won’t grow.

    I am thinking of putting in clover. I’ve tried all sorts of grass but the massive black walnut in my backyard seems to be killing off everything. Would you recommend clover as a solution? If so what kind? Also how…

  • Ground cover(s) for shady area

    At present, there is a strip of land 14″ by 70′ along the lot line between my property and that of my neighbour. While the strip runs north to south, it receives only 45 minutes of sunlight because of the…

  • Where can I buy ground covers for shaded area in Toronto?

    I live in the Dufferin / St. Clair area of Toronto. I am replacing my grass lawn with a clover lawn in the sunny area of my back yard. I also have a semi to deep shaded area under my…

  • Slow growing ground cover

    i’m a lazy north toronto non-gardener. my south-facing, very sunny 12×14 front yard patch was a dumpsite of topsoil, clay and some gravel after interlocking several tears ago. most of the neighbourhood lawns have developed at least a little clover,…

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