• Planting and harvesting vegetables despite of squirrels

    This is my first season in Toronto and I am about to start a small vegetable garden. I have sown beets and I am about to plant zucchini squash starters but I am worried about the squirrels. They seem to…

  • Young Apple Tree – New Leaves Deformed

    My young apple tree-Golden Russet (B9)- has deformed leaves emerging that are also wilted at the edges. Also split bark on one of the twigs. Diagnosis and remedy? – Picture attached. Eric Krueger.

  • Lily Beetles

    I pulled up lily bulbs before this past winter because of total devastation by lily beetles (bright orange, look like lady bugs without the spots). At that time, I also removed a couple of inches of soil. I now see…

  • Annabelle hydrangea – flat flowerheads

    Hi, I have an Annabelle Hydrangea. It appears very healthy with lots of growth but every year this Hydrangea gets leaf rollers (only plant affected in the area) and flower heads that emerge are flat like they stopped half way…

  • Grass Seed

    We have a bad grub problem on our lawn. We face south and southwest, large corner lot in mid town Toronto. Have tried nemodades but has not worked. We are reseeding and currently have a mixture of ryegrass, red fescue…

  • Nematodes

    Hello, I would like to know from today(april 10) is ok to apply nematodes for the lawn in Markham? Thanks…

  • Keeping Rats out of the Compost

    I want to restart my compost this spring after two years of not using it. I stopped after 2014 when I was attacked by flying ants when I went to the compost in the evening. I don’t think the ants…

  • Hole in my Maple

    I have a mature Norway maple on the boulevard of my property (city-owned). At the top of the trunk, just below where the tree branches out, there is a hole. For the past few years I’ve noticed ants around the…

  • Garden Uses For Old Liquor

    Can hard liquor be used in gardening? I’ve been decluttering the family home, and don’t drink alcohol, wouldn’t regift an open bottle, and don’t use it in cooking. I’ve noticed that some online gardeners use beer in the garden, but…

  • Greenhouse Pests

    Friends have a lemon tree and an orange tree in their greenhouse. They are in blossom now and infested with bugs, probably aphids. Last year they had the same problem, sprayed with Safers End-All ii; they had no fruit. What…

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