Privacy Hedging

We live in Barrie, Ontario and have two 2-story homes on either side; our neighbours, that are home all day, have a clear view into our backyard. I’m unable to build a privacy screen out of lattice as per our…

extending a fence

Hi, I am an avid gardener who has recently moved from a house with beautiful garden to a house with a tiny backyard with a nice deck, a cedar fence and a yard that is 95% astroturf and a very…

Red osier dogwood

I have an odd situation with a red osier dogwood and am hoping to get the benefit of your expert opinion. The dogwood has lived in my tiny north-facing front yard in downtown Toronto for about 5 years. Over the…

Brandon Pyramidal Cedar in King City, Ontario

I am planning to plant Brandon Pyramidal Cedar on the North side and South side of the backyard in King City, ON. End goal is to create a lush evergreen privacy screen. Total area to plant is105 ft on both…

Help with cedars thinning

Hi I am having problems with my cedars thinning. I live in Saskatchewan, Canada where we have long cold winters and spring is only just starting now. I have no idea how old they cedars are but they were large…

Creepy Virginia Creeper

Hi there, I’m a new homeowner and a new gardener, and apparently also the new owner of a very robust virginia creeper, growing all over a chain link fence in our backyard. I tried pulling it all out twice last…

Pleached Evergreens Possible in Toronto?

Hi, I’m interested in using pleached trees to create a privacy screen. I saw in another answer you suggested two deciduous trees for pleaching. Are there any evergreen trees that can work for pleaching in Toronto? (Zone 6B, full sun)…

Pruning Beech Hedges

We planted a row of 7 beech hedges, 7 years ago. They seem to be doing well, however are reaching for sunlight because they are partially overshadowed by a larger maple. Of course we would like them to grow together…