CHOPPING UP PULLED WEEDS WITH LAWN MOWER

MY WIFE PULLS WEEDS, WITH ROOTS, FROM OUR FENCE LINE, THEN THROWS THEM ON THE LAWN TO BE CHOPPED UP BY OUR LAWN MOWER. I THINK THIS CREATES A LOT OF BABY ROOTS TO START AGAIN. AM i RIGHT ???…

Ground cover that kills/stops weeds

Hello, I want to cover my garden with ground cover that would stop weeds. I would like something that perennial and not too tall. I prefer something less than 10cm tall but I would consider other options because nothing worse…

How to Eradicate Weeds

I live in Scarborough (clay soil) and this year have been plagued with both creeping Charlie and violets in both front and back yards. Any advice on how to eradicate this would be much appreciated. Anne…

Nothing but Weeds

We live in a house where nothing will grow but weeds in the backyard. We tried to overseed, we tried weed killers, we even put in new sod but we get nothing but weeds. Apparently our house is built on…

Hard to Reach Invasive Weeds

I have an “L” shaped garden facing west and north. It is bordered by two fences- a black chain link fence on our property and a wooden fence on the neighbour’s. In between the two fences are perennial weeds that…

Identifying and Controlling Invasive Weeds

Hello! I recently enjoyed a presentation at the library on gardening by one of your volunteers. Can you help me identify this weed and offer advice on how to best control it please? They tend to grow tall and out…

Lawn Weeds

Could you identify this weed from my lawn: It’s especially virulent (its frilly like dill but short?) Suggestions for ridding it are welcome!

Weeds in my pond in Uxbridge, Ontario*

Hello, I have a weed growing in my pond in Uxbridge, Ontario. I have had some taken out but they still grow. Is there any way to get rid of them?  …

Weeds and Pests*

Hello, I am writing from Ottawa (zone 5). We bought our home last fall and found this summer that both the front and back yards had been severely neglected for many years (the previous owners were an elderly couple who…