Soil Fertility: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Description Soil fertility refers to the ability of soil to supply and sustain nutrients for healthy plant growth. Maintaining the fertility and health of garden soil is important for good lawn and garden management. Soil fertility promotes the development of…

bad gardening decision remedy!

We planted what we thought would be nice, colourful, low-growing wildflowers in our permeable pavers. Instead, the pavers are filled with weeds that spread to our beds. They are not low growing so we have to mow it every week,…

Re: Weed Infested Lawn

Hello there, I have recently moved to the Stouffville area (10th line and Main Street) and my backyard is extremely weed infested. We have tried a few methods and have failed. I just feel extremely discouraged and demotivated. What we…

Curly deformed leaves – potential plant disease

Good morning, I am reaching out with a question to a potential plant disease in my garden and around my neighbourhood. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that my milkweek all of a sudden is developing curly, deformed leaves…

Amelanchier Canadensis

Hello. I have three serviceberries planted in a location that gets full sun after 1 p.m. currently. The amount of sun will increase as the summer progresses. They are approximately 5 to 6 years old. I had the best blooms…

Restoring Depleted Soil

How should I go about restoring the totally depleted soil of my back garden? I have just moved into a new home and would like to have a beautiful garden. I have acquired a neglected backyard surrounded by old trees,…

Overseeding

Our backyard is overrun with Creeping Charlie and other weeds. I pulled out what I could by hand which left many bare patches. I put down topsoil, fertilizer, seed and lightly rolled. It’s been 2 weeks and nothing. We’ve had…

Plant Hardiness during our Inevitable Winters

This is a typical design which I’d settle for, if I could uproot the front lawn, for minimal maintenance of weeds, watering. When replacing a lawn for native plants, and with the large amount of snow that gets transferred to…