• Emerald Ash Waste Disposal

    Is it safe to take fall ash leaves from the Toronto area to the Barrie area for composting purposes as there are some dead ash trees in my neighbourhood? I believe that the Emerald Ash Borer is likely within the…

  • Can anyone identify this translucent garden slug?

    Hello We took this photo of what appears to be a completely transparent slug on a leaf of the burning bush in a garden in Uxbridge, Ontario Canada. The leaves of this tree aren’t large, so the “slug” is about…

  • Ant infestation

    My lawn which is very thin (newly seeded) is covered in sand. The ants appear to building nests and are digging out the sand. This is the first time I have seen this problem. The ants are very tiny and…

  • Japanese Beetles

    What can be done against Japanese beetles in Toronto, Ontario. They damage fruit trees and roses.…

  • Insects

    Earwigs in soil?…

  • ladybugs and fig tree fruit

    I am writing to ask for some ideas on how to address the problem of ladybugs eating the ripened figs from our fig trees. Last autumn most of the fruit of our fig trees was eaten just before it became…

  • Gypsy moth caterpillars on my Colorado spruce shrubs

    My lovely Colorado spruce shrubs in our yard seem to be heavily infested with gypsy moth caterpillars. They’re eating the soft young needles and have damaged this spring’s new growth. We planted the shrubs 5 years ago and this is…

  • Slug deterrent

    I have hostas that have been chewed by slugs in the past years. They are starting to unfurl their leaves now. I was wondering if zebra mussel shells might be an option to add around the base of each hosta…

  • Fuzzy things in my backyard

    Hello, I have been finding these 2″ long fuzzy things all over my backyard. I’m not sure where they are coming from, but I’m hoping it’s not some sort of insect or nest that may damage trees, fruits and veggies…

  • Monarch butterfly/milkweed

    I’ve paid attention to David Suzuki’s request to plant milkweed for the monarch butterflys – swamp milkweed seems the best for a small garden & I’ve sourced a local supplier. my question is regarding the caterpillers produced by the monarch’s…

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