Lawn Alternatives

We have been researching lawn alternatives for our front and back yards in east Scarborough. Thinking about Clover or Yarrow (although it is listed on your fact sheet, it looks like it may spread to my neighbours yard. Are there…

Growing Ivy

I live in Prince Edward Island and for the last few years I have been trying to grow English Ivy…I bring clippings home from my sister’s in Nova Scotia.I start them in water until they have lots of roots…put them…

Transplant creeping thyme

Hi I planted creeping thyme last year. This year, I see them growing, they are bigger and cover more space. I need to transplant not the whole plant but divide it into 2 and move the other part of the…

Low growing clover for lawn at cottage

Hello. We have a 1/4 acre property in the Kawartha Lakes region, located in Ontario, Canada. We would like to plant miniclover seeds as we understand they are low growing, green and tolerant…something we need in a cottage environment. Where…

Shade Path

Hi, I have a section of my backyard that I want to do something specific with. In the photo I’m attaching you will see a garage and a garden. Behind the dogwood I want to create a little path that…

Ground cover

I want to consider ice plant as ground cover. I would like to know if it is good idea for Toronto weather and any pros and cons. Thank you very much. Do you know anything about growing Turkish Veronica in…

Mushrooms in yard, lots!!!

live in niagara peninsula, st. catharines, very similar climate to toronto, have heard I can use potassium bicarbonate to kill them, was going to start in the spring, how much do I use, and where do I get it from?…

Ground cover that kills/stops weeds

Hello, I want to cover my garden with ground cover that would stop weeds. I would like something that perennial and not too tall. I prefer something less than 10cm tall but I would consider other options because nothing worse…

Is it too late to overseed my lawn

I realize I should have overseeded my lawn a few weeks ago, but was not able to get to it. Is it too late (ie. a waste of time) to do it now? If yes, when is the best time?…

clover

Hello, My front yard has been overtaken by clovers in the last couple years. All the grass is dead at this point and the clovers are covering 85% of the yard. After a soil test I can see that nitrogen…