• Dead Locust Leaves

    Do dead locust leaves mat down or do they decompose? Can I use them on my gardens over winter?…

  • Fresh Wood Chips

    Hello – Are there any risks or concerns to applying wood chips to the soil in a very shady back garden with only evergreen shrubs, vines and a cherry blossom tree? I’d like to turn the garden space into a…

  • Cardboard as weed barrier and termites

    Hello Toronto Master Gardeners’ Volunteers. I was wondering if using cardboard as weed barrier underneath the actual woven weed barrier near the house is a bad idea. I’m assuming it will attract termites. So far, all the research online is…

  • Growth at Tree Base- Dead Man’s Fingers

    I’m curious as to what is growing at the base of my tree and whether or not I should do anything about it. There are a number of nodules just below the grass line and are attached to the tree…

  • 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?

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