Leaves from chemically treated lawns

I’ve been sheet mulching (cardboard then soil) a few flower beds for spring on/over parts of my front lawn. I want to further cover them with fallen leaves but I’m finding myself a bit low on leaves this year (we…

Adding Earthworms to Raised Beds

We’ve had 3 large (10′ x 3′ x 27″ high) planter boxes built and filled them with CIL Enriched Triple Mix and a thick layer of cedar mulch. I want to introduce some earthworms into the soil but given the…

Garden Location

Hi, I live in Peterborough Ont and our house is on a sloped hill, there’s a wet spot in our back yard which I believe is from our uphill neighbors weeping tile that is soaked thru to early/mid July, and…

Garden mulching, composting and landscape fabrics

I’ve been weeding, reducing certain plants and shrubs and planting new ones. I intend to lay down compost and mulch. My questions: -Do you recommend using landscape fabric, or does it prevent perennials (and spring bulbs) from coming up? I…

is this Azalea sick?

I have an Azalea inherited from the house we bought last year (not sure what kind of Azalea this is) it was blooming very well with orange flowers this spring, but I notice the foliage color is too yellow-ish comparing…

Gladiolas corms

I purchased a box of gladiola corns (?) and planted them them in early June in full sun in a large container, just as I had done in previous years. This is a 3b climactic zone. The soil is a…

Hibiscus with Yellowing Leaves

A potted hibiscus on our west facing fifth floor balcony has had some leaves turn yellow and drop off during the last two weeks. It has not been fertilized. It had a number of buds which just started to blossom…

Coffee Grinds in the Garden

Hi there: just trying to get the correct answer, do coffee grinds enrich the soil? Always seem to get mixed answers. Thanks so much…

A question regarding my cactus

I’m sorry I can’t tell you what kind of cactus this is but I’ve had it for several years and have seen the bottom of it turn brown. I was wondering what’s wrong with it and if there is anything…

Gardening deadline for mulching

I successfully covered a second area of the backyard with plastic to prepare for mulching, and future plans. I was going to get someone to help uproot weeds and cover this in mulch. Is there is a deadline for uprooting…