small garden area, huge tree

I am writing to you for the second time as I wasn’t clear in my first message. I have a small garden area in the front of my house, facing south. We have a beautiful, huge tree that prevents the…

Lesser celandine

I’ve been able to identify that it’s fig buttercup (lesser celandine) that is taking over in my garden. Could you please provide information on how to effectively manage and remove this invasive species, including the use of a herbicide if…

considering lawn alternatives

I am considering a lawn alternative that can tolerate medium foot traffic and has low maintenance. I live in Brampton. I am considering this for my backyard. I would like to know what kind of ground cover can I consider.…

Grass Substitute Under Tree

M front yard is small and has a huge, beautiful tree that prevents grass from growing healthy. It face south. I would like to substitute the lawn for MOSS or DWARF MONDO. I am open for suggestions. Your assistance is…

Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’

Hi I want to consider Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’ as a ground cover. My questions 1) Can they survive Toronto winter. I know the zone is saying in the label 2-9 but I do not believe these marketing labels 2)…

Removing the Grass

I have a small lawn which will likely be torn apart, and/or heavily damaged by a porch renovation which is overdue. I’d probably replace the lawn after the reno, but currently have a small lawn which is less than 17…

whitley’s speedwell – Veronica whitleyi

Hi I bought whitley’s speedwell – veronica whitleyi. I wanted veronica liwanensis but what is available now is veronica whitleyi and vernonica waterperry blue. What do you think about veronica whitleyi which one is better veronica whitleyi or waterperry? in…

April Showers Invigorate my Green Thumb

It looks like it might be rainy for April, in West End Toronto. What activities, if a gardener doesn’t mind wearing rain gear while outside, can one carry out while it’s raining? I find rain invigorating, but I know from…

Drainage

Is there a way to add some kind of drainage to a low spot in our lawn, right beside a patio and a sidewalk. We cannot build up the area so it would have to be underground I think. It…