Front lawn garden

Hello, I recently bought a home in East York near Woodbine and Mortimer. The south-facing front lawn is currently all grass (but mostly weeds). I would eventually like to replace this with an English-style garden of low-maintenance shrubs, bushes and…

Optimum perimeter when placing black plastic near flowers

After covering a large area with black plastic, to prepare for mulching, so the area can be dormant for a few season, I had a question about the perimeter flowers which include irises and a transplanted peony. How much distance…

Unhealthy peppers

This is every year and different locations.  Our peppers always stay spindly with leaves being a pale yellow.  Soil is good with lots of compost this year.  I have tried fertilizing, not fertilizing; water more, water less; nothing helps.  All…

Questions For Gardening

*When making a garden which soil brand do you recommend most? *What is your climate zone? *Which season is the best season to start planting?…

Mulch

What kind of mulch can I use in my vegetable garden ?…

Plum tree fertilizer

1) I planted a American plum tree, a Canada Plum tree and a Tecumseh Plum Tree last year. They are healthy. But I want to know what kind of fertilizer and soil I should use. I want to avoid chemical…

Roses- Chlorosis?

Hello, My two year old climbing rose is going pale with green veins. I read this might be chlorosis. It’s in full sun on a south facing fence. I’m on st Clair in a good tomato growing neighbourhood. We do…

Plants in pots…. old soil.

Can you kindly tell me if I need to throw out all the soil from last year pots to start planting herbs etc this year. I was reading where one has to throw out old soil in pots. Thanks.…