Eastern Prickly Pear – Revised

What do I need to do to have a Eastern Prickly Pear patch? Last year I tried planting a bunch of prickly pears and it quickly turned into a weedy mess. It’s not easy picking weeds from a cactus patch.…

Is it pig weed? – Revised as requested

We have an ongoing extensive problem with this weed in my son’s garden. 3 years of hand weeding, much mulch and finally Roundup. Nothing has worked. Some of it is in shade and some in sun. The garden is in…

Invasive weed in lawn

Hello. I moved into a new (to us) home three years ago, where the lawn had been let go. I don’t use herbicides, so have been weeding manually and, where I can, replacing patches, but I just can’t get rid…

ProtectingTree while Roto-tilling

I have been trying for two years to turn a newly fenced patch of garden into lawn for the family to play, beside our small downtown semi, with limited success. The area was formerly mostly periwinkle, some irises, some Solomon…

Grass attacking Creeping Thyme carpet

Hi I have a nice carpet of creeping thymes that i planted in my front yard a few years back and they just flourished and the flower carpet is beautiful in early summer. I noticed over the past few years…

Wild Strawberry Vine

I have wild strawberry growing throughout my lawn in my backyard. It appears impossible to get rid of as it grows underneath the grass and just creates an entire interconnected system. Once it has developed as it has is there…

Weeds encroaching in backyard

Toronto, zone 6. Sun and shade throughout day. Senior requires help to rid yard if encroaching weeds quickly taking over backyard.…

Hardy, Thorny, Weed ID*

  We live in Toronto and spent our summer abroad this year. When we returned, we found an enormous (some 6 ft high), thorny, shrub- or tree-like weed growing in our back yard in partial sun. We are planning to…

Weeds in my pond in Uxbridge, Ontario*

Hello, I have a weed growing in my pond in Uxbridge, Ontario. I have had some taken out but they still grow. Is there any way to get rid of them?  …