weeds and tomato blight*

I’ve been trying to get rid of weeds  at my backyard garden for the last several years but without any success. This year I have planted my vegetables in the bucket yet the weeds are growing and engulfing the area…

Asters or Weeds?*

Asters or weeds? Can you identify the growing plants, which have seeded outside the pipe or barrier? I thought they were weeds, and left them to act as a barrier against ants moving near the house foundation, and entering, until…

Weeds*

I live in Thornhill. I have 2 weeds driving me crazy. The first is bindweed. I’ve used a torch on it and tried to dig up the roots. Neither works. This year I have a new weed pest. It looks…

I have the worst weeds ever!!!!!*

I have an entire lawn of weeds that have all gone to seed. The soil is quite hard and the grass if any is definitely not all that pleasing. Any suggestions as to what to do. I am willing to…

How can we keep weeds from regrowing?*

The backyard was cleared of weeds last fall but the roots are still in the ground. What is the best way to cover the ground to avoid regrowth of all the weeds – black plastic or other mulch?    …

Compacted soil under grass lawn

Hello, we have had difficulty growing grass for many years. We believe the issue stems from the earth being compacted. We have patches where the grass refuses to grow. The soil is baked solid. We do not have grubs nor…

Lilac tree leaves turning purple at edges

Hi there, My lilac tree is not looking very well. Many leaves are turning purple – starting from the edges – and curling and drooping. The problem is worse at the top of the tree. Any ideas on what I…

October: Preparing Your Vegetable Garden For Winter

Add organic matter to your vegetable garden to restore the nutrients that this summer’s crops have absorbed.  Remove all crop residue and weeds.  Once the soil surface is clear, layer on the organic matter – chopped leaves, compost, manure –…