Restoring a Boxwood after the Moth

Half of my 40-foot boxwood hedge is fine and half is sad after 2 springs with a Moth invasion 2022, 2023. How to help the sad half recover? It’s 4 feet high, brownish and greenish, struggling compared to the lush…

Cedar hedge pruning

I would like to cut off about 2 feet because it is to overgrown. Will it grow back?…

Sick Scots Pine trees.

Hello, I have two mature Scot’s Pine trees in my yard that are having trouble. Dying lower branches, brown needles and thinning. They are about 25 years old. I also have a groundhog that burrows nearby. Do you think that…

Potted tree recommendation

Hi, I’m new to home owning and gardening. We have a very small backyard with no soil/grass etc. (concrete). I’ve always wanted a tree, preferably a Lilac/jasmine (or similar good smelling tree) or a fruit tree. Is it feasible and…

Hedges are dying and do not know why

Hello I live in Toronto and last fall I noticed my hedges are starting to turn brown. They are planted at the bottom of a slant and the soil remains quite moist all the time. I was under the impression…

Flowering Almond

Tree is covered with buds in early spring when I use dormant oil before they open and any sign of the pink flower and on the trunk as well. I spray the trunk only once on another occasion, You can…

Privacy shrub

I would like to grow a dense evergreen shrub against my exterior front wall. I will be removing existing plants. I was thinking of buying 3 gallon Hicks Yews. Would love your recommendation about my choice and how far apart…

Brown cedar tree needles

My cedar started to brown last year and it turned out that it was most likely because it was sitting on a very thin layer of soil with clay underneath. I redug the hole to make it larger and since…

Stepover hedge

Hi: We had a boxwood hedge that died last year. I am wondering what alternative short, slow growing bush can be used for a step-over hedge. I was looking for Japanese holly but have not seen it anywhere. Thanks…

What to Plant Under Cedars

I have cedar hedges that line my sides of property probably over 30 years old. They stand easily 20ft high. On one side they go right down to the ground but on the other side (pictured) they have been cut…