Overseeding Established Old Lawn

Hi and thank you for this resource and helping home owners. I have 3/4th of my backyard with established thin lawn and 1/4 badly weedy and bare patches. I have seeded and applied starter fertilizer and by July mid it…

Ground cover under 3 huge pine trees

We have 3 huge pine trees on a slope into the valley between our neighbour and us. It is bare except for the hostas that we have recently planted. When there is heavy rain, our roof gutter overrflows and washes…

Creating a curved mosaic with ground cover plants

  Hello there! We have a completely enclosed curved 7 x 17ft bed that we would like to plant with groundcover to form curving rows that alternate different, contrasting plants. The idea is to have river rock flowing from a…

Problems with grass

To Whom It May Concern; I am having trouble with my lawn. We woke up one day to dead grass. (See pictures). My husband fertilized our lawn. I’m just wondering if that could be the problem and or what can…

Manitoba maples

Four or five tall Manitoba maples line the south fence of my property but on the neighbour’s side. We had them thinned this year but the plants (typical shade plants – hostas, ferns, astilbe etc) are small and straggly. 1)…

Potentilla aurea

I found Potentilla aurea one store. I like it since I want a yellow follower/ground cover with yellow flower for spring time (the label says it blooms is summer which is ok too). My concern for this, is it going…

Lawn

Hello. First I would like to thank the master gardener who answered my question about garlic mustard. Very helpful. My next question is about this plant growing in my lawn in Mississauga. I will attach a photo. It looks like…