• Dandelion mulching or disposal?

    I have been served dandelions as a salad, but wonder about whether they can be mulched in the hot sun, so they can be reused as mulch? Do they have to be discarded outside the yard? If they’re dug up…

  • New Hedge Plants in Victoria – Mulching and Irrigation

    We’ve planted new plants against the east property line fence, which is sunny in the afternoon and evening. Question: we are going to mulch the new hedge emerald cedars with shredded western bark and use a soaker hose to irrigate.…

  • Rubber Tire Pellet Mulch

    We bought a house this past winter and just moved in a couple of weeks ago. This past weekend, we finally started working in our yard. To our horror, we realized that the landscaped garden was covered in brown rubber…

  • Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

    Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut all around so…

  • Hay Versus Straw for Mulch

    Under the perennials section at your Garden Guide link for cleaning up for fall, it states that hay can be used for mulch. Isn’t hay used for horses, and straw for mulch? Putting the Garden to Bed: A Toronto Master

  • Fungus on Mulch?

    Overnight the yellow fungus? appeared on new mulch under 2 similar plants. Do you know what it is and how to eliminate it?

  • Sawdust as Mulch for Raspberries

    can you use sawdust for mulch around raspberry plants…

  • Mulch from Branches

    We want to make our own mulch-we have a chipper but we aren’t sure what branches make the best mulch-I have heard cedar can have termites…

  • Growing an evergreen tree in the shade for privacy

    HI I wish to be able to grow a fast growing evergreen tree, but it will be in the shade. This is in order to gain privacy from the deck belonging to the property behind me. I have clay soil.…

  • Cedar Boughs – Can they be used as Mulch?

    After pruning a living fence of Eastern White Cedar (Thuja), is there anything I can do with the branches?  Are these prunings OK to use for mulch on young maple trees?    …

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