Hedges

Hi I am installing a swimming pool and cabana bar area in my yard in Toronto. My yard is 66 feet wide and I want to plant a hedge along that back fence to grow 8 to 10 feet high.…

Dying Cedars

I am in Toronto. Last Fall I covered my 5 Cedars in burlap to protect them for the winter. In early Spring I uncovered them to discover 4 of them had many dead branches and foliage. Please see attached photos.…

Globe Cedar

Hello. My global cedar has become very brown, it was green and healthy last fall. I live in a cold winter climate (Winnipeg). We did not have a lot of snow cover this past winter so the cedar was very…

Emerald Cedars

We have emerald cedars planted along a drive way of a condo building. The space is about 2 ft deep and 20 ft long. The drive way is heavily used and is salted in winter. All the cedars along the…

New Hedge Plants in Victoria – Mulching and Irrigation

We’ve planted new plants against the east property line fence, which is sunny in the afternoon and evening. Question: we are going to mulch the new hedge emerald cedars with shredded western bark and use a soaker hose to irrigate.…

Cedar Hedges

We live east just off the island of Montreal. We have a 10-foot high cedar hedge & wish to reduce the height. Can we cut it by 1 foot? 2 feet? Or more without killing the cedars? When is the…

Newly Transplanted Cedar Hedge Browning

I had 2 rows (~200 trees) of 6-7′ Eastern White Cedars planted in my yard ~3 weeks ago. I’m somewhat concerned about the browning that is occurring on the trees. Is this simply transplant shock, or is it possible that…

Squirrel Damage to Evergreens

Dear Master Gardener Many thanks for your quick reply a few days ago concerning my loss of evergreen branches due to very aggressive squirrels. Yes, the snip is at an angle which confirms your thinking about squirrels doing the damage.…

Cedar Trees

My cottage is located at Amberley on Lake Huron – between Kincardine and Goderich. We sweep cedar “needles” together with sand from our decks. Would adding this sandy mixture to our vegetable garden in Listowel Ontario be a good idea?…

Soaker Hose for Cedars

This August we recently planted about 28 white cedars (7-8 feet tall) in East York. Any recommended brands to look for as well what the diameter and hose length should be? We were told any soaker hose from dollar store…