Lawn traumatized

Hello folks, had some struggles with my lawn over the years (grubs-used nematodes)…overseeded again this year and finally starting to have a healthy lawn. …been cutting it at about 3″…….the other day want for about 1and a half inches and…

Putting a small garden to rest using black plastic

I want to dig up weeds, and place landscape fabric with mulch over a backyard of about 300 square feet so I can focus on other parts of the garden, and the smaller, but needy front lawn. It was suggested…

Fungus bloom? Liverwort

Hi.Can you help me with this? Here is a picture of fungus(?) blooming like crazy. It started beneath my pine tree and has spread further. Should I try to change the ph of the soil by adding wood ashes? Would…

Sod – When to Fertilize

The City recently laid sod to our lawn to repair the damage done during road/gutter/sidewalk rehabilitation work. Please advise when it is safe to fertilize the affected area. The sod was laid ten days ago. Thank you.…

groundcovers

Hi, what is a good, hardy groundcover alternative to lawn for a deeply shady front yard (maple tree the culprit) in Midland, Ontario? The soil is average and the plant needs to take foot traffic. Something pretty or aromatic if…

Japanese Spurge

Large city maple tree in front yard that had roots spread along entire surface of the front yard. Consulted with Amandeep Tiwana arborist at Bartlett Tree care and created a 10″ raised bed around entire front yard. Tree was never…

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…