• 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…

  • gardening shelved for 2014

    A family crisis caused me to let the garden go this summer. There are several rose bushes, peonies, mums, flox & hostas which have been neglected over a small area of 100 square feet, although the entire backyard of 450…

  • 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)…

  • 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…

  • Weeding question

    Please suggest ways to get rid of weeds growing in a pathway, without using a synthetic weedkiller. I’ve heard of homemade concoctions that might work ?…

  • creeping charlie problem

    I have been reading up on organic ways to remove this weed. I noticed its saying lime. Crashed lime stone? Or A different type? Also was wondering how well the newspaper works? Can I put it on soil and resod…

  • Vinegar as a herbicide

    I would like to try vinegar as a weed and vegetation killer.  It requires 10% acidic acid rather than the 5% in household vinegar.  I have not been able to find this and I hope someone can direct me to…

  • Replacing Dog-strangling vine with local plants

    I have a large infestation of DSV and have started digging it out.  The question that I have is this: what can I plant in the large empty areas, 3-4 square metres each, to inhibit or prevent the re-growth of…

  • Weed identification

    Hello, I am curious if anyone can help to identify this fern-like weed invading our midtown Toronto garden and offer any advice on eradication or control.  Thanks very much.…

  • landscaped rockery

    What is the best way to weed sporatic (make that prevalent!) grass that has invaded my rockery from the lawn. I have used a dandelion weeder & knife, but still manage to damage the perenials beside. Thank you…

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