• Alien invasion

      The plant in the attached picture is slowly taking over my garden. I don’t know what it is, and it seems to choke out the plants I want to keep. Any ideas of how I can control it? Right…

  • July: Keep Up with Weeding

    Pull weeds as they grow and use mulch in your flower beds to prevent them from sprouting. If you can’t pull them all, at least cut off their tops to prevent them from seeding; this will mean fewer weeds next…

  • Plant (weed?) identification

    Hello, We purchased a house last year and a previous owner obviously enjoyed gardening. There are some beautiful plants that have popped up, but I was hoping to please have some help in identifying what I believe are weeds (although…

  • Plant (weed?) identification

    Hello, We purchased a house last year and a previous owner obviously enjoyed gardening. There are some beautiful plants that have popped up, but I was hoping to please have some help in identifying what I believe are weeds (although…

  • Overgrown weed patch river Rock bed

    Hello Toronto Master Gardeners Volunteers. Thank you for taking the time to help. I’m not even sure if this is the right place to ask but I’m reaching out anyway. :) We share a common area with our neighbors who…

  • What is this weed and how to control it-rough cinquefoil

    I live in north Toronto. This particular weed (photo attached) has spread throughout my large naturalized garden and also the lawn. It seems to thrive on shade and hiding amongst perennials. It starts as a low whorl of stems with…

  • Mysterious Weed

    HELP! I’m unable to identify this weed. I spotted one growth a few years ago and now it took over 1/4 of our garden, it grows everywhere, even between stones (we have no grass) Any information would be much appreciated…

  • 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…

  • Winter Newspaper Garden Layering

    I reviewed one query in your database about the following. There’s a method of suppressing weeds during the fall/spring using newspapers layered over each other. Would it help during the winter, if there’s some snow/rain, as forecasted in west end…

  • Chokecherry vs Chokeberry vs European Buckthorn

    I am trying to identify a shrub (now about 10 ft tall) in my garden. I suspect that it may be the invasive Buckthorn but find the info online a bit confusing as all three appear similar. I have seen…

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