What is eating my rhododendron ?

This rhododendron is growing in Aurora Ontario and has lots of buds on it but something is eating the buds. What can I do to prevent more damage?…

Possible scale on trees

Not sure if you can see what’s on this tree (and others): the gray, and some orange. Is it scale? or something else? will it harm the trees and if so, what should be done? Thank you.…

Hydrangeas for a full sun north facing garden

Hello! I live in the east end of Toronto and and I’m looking to plant my very first garden. I would like to plant a bunch of white hydrangea in the front garden of my house. The garden gets afternoon…

Brandon Cedar

Is it safe to plant Brandon Cedar trees under the Black Walnut trees?…

Autumn Blaze Maple and sap sucker birds

Hello, I have sap suckers that have damaged a section of my autumn blaze maple. the maple is dripping sap down its trunks and I can see a number of wholes in the bark at about 10-12 feet above ground.…

East York Back Lawn

Can I eliminate the lawn by just using black landscape fabric over it and bags of mulch? What low lying evergreens, that take minimal care, would you suggest as I am away a lot. Soil is essentially clay.…

Condo Association Hedges

I am volunteering with my condo/townhouse association which is made up of 150 units, each backyard is enclosed by what I believe are white spruce hedges. My committee was established to provide recommendations to the condo board and other residents…

Best Hornbeam for Backyard Edging

I have done some research and even talked to a nursery and have received conflicting advice so hoping you could offer a perspective. We are looking to put some trees along the side of our backyard for privacy. Our landscaper…

Corner property city tree

Hello we used to have a beautiful birch tree on our corner property (no sidewalks) which was stunning but was eventually overcome by borers. Some options that were suggested: Redmond Linden, Cucumber Tree or Kentucky Coffeetree. We personally like the…