• weeds

    We live in Markham, Ont. We were away all the summer. We had a company just cut and trim our lawn. On our return there are huge patches of weeds of all kinds and large bare spots. Our lawn is…

  • apply beneficial nematodes and overseed grass together

    I have grub problem and some part of the lawn is bare, I like to apply beneficial nematodes and together with over seeding the whole lawn. Is this possible ? I know I need to water the lawn after I…

  • “thing” growing in my lawn!

             Hello, something popped up in my lawn overnight and I would like to know how to deal with it.  Last night I noticed a spot in my lawn (about 10 x 5 cm) that looked like a deposit of bright…

  • What is it? Growing among Sedges, but has Grass characteristics?

    It is a light green and soft to touch. The stems grow along the ground, and not up. The stems have alternating leaves and seed head also appears like a grass, It is spreading from above the soil, and not…

  • Replacing a weedy lawn

    My lawn has more weeds than grass. I would like to replace the area with new turf–I’ve been given two options: 1) get rid of the top layer of grass and weeds, replace soil and put in new turf. 2)…

  • 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…

  • Crab Grass

    Over the last two years I have reseeded my friend’s lawn (which is quite small) with a grass mixture (rye, fescue, bluegrass) however half the lawn is thick with crab grass. The other half of the lawn, which is shaded…

  • Identification: greenish gray lawn grub

    Occasionally while digging in my lawn, I unearth a greyish green grub that is larger and having a tougher “skin” than a white grub. What insect does it pupate into?  …

  • When can I apply nematodes?

    I’ve just purchased some nematodes from my local garden centre but someone has told me it’s too early to apply them?  When can I do so as the raccoons are devastating our yard.    …

  • purchasing grass seed

    Hi There, Does anyone have any ideas on places to buy grass seed in bulk rather than pre-mixed? Most pre-mixes have lots of Kentucky blue grass which I’m trying to avoid (following Ed Lawrence’s recommendations). I am trying to get…

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