Perennial for our home garden

Looking for suggestions on perennials for our front and back yard. The soil is clay. We have partly sun and shade areas. These are pictures of our back yard. Thank you…

Worms and Clay Soil

My garden seems to have become a wasteland for worms. We had plenty several years ago, but for the last 4 years I haven’t seen a single one. The soil has become heavy and wet and we are trying to…

Soil prep for Karl Foerster and Hakonechloa grass

I will be planting Karl Foerster and Hakconechloa grasses together (the Foerster in the background against a fence). Currently I have a lot of clay in the area that I want to plant both of them (they will be together).…

Native plants for clay soil

I have very heavy clay soil. While I am adding raised beds for vegetables, I have areas that are mostly shade and no grass grows there. What plants/ ground covers can I plant on that shaded clay soil?…

Greenery/Shrubs for Shade and Tough Soil

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I have a spot in my back garden in Toronto (south facing), it is about 6-8ft by 2ft. It is under a big tree and next to my neighbour’s…

Landscaping/Creating Privacy in Clay Soil

I live in a 10 year old subdivision 90 min N- E of Toronto. (50 km North of Lake Ontario).  The back yard faces the West and is approx 60′ wide X 30′ deep. (width goes along back of house…

Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs – Full Sun Hot Yard

Oakville – backyard – 10-12 hours a day full sun – blazing hot in the summer What (if any) ornamental grasses, shrubs, flowers that are perennials do well in low grade (clay escarpment) soil and full sun all day long?…

Moore Park Garden Advice

Hello. I have just demolished a big garage in my back yard, which gives me new planting opportunities! But the soil is hard clay (I believe) and has had a garage sitting on it for 95 years. What is the…

Clay Soil Removed from Garden

Good Day. I have read through the previous questions and answers on this topic but none are quite the same as my situation. I have just planted a small redbud tree. To do so I dug over 3 ft into…

Gypsum under spruce tree

Can I safely use gypsum under a Spruce tree to help break up the existing soil (hard packed clay now) before tilling in compost and new topsoil?…