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…

Hicks Yew reprise

Thank you so much for getting back to me! When the yew was planted there wasn’t any new soil introduced. My question is, can I now dig maybe a 3 ft. trough around it introducing as you recommended compost and…

White fly treatment and worm castings

I have a hibiscus that came indoors for the winter and became infested with white flies.  I prefer organic measures but broke down and sprayed it with Safers End All which DID NOT help in the slightest, despite constant application. …

Planting a ground cover in a root zone

Hello! I’m hoping you can help me. I have two lindens at the side of my house in downtown Toronto under which is moderately compacted soil and debris from my recent renovation. And under one of the trees the soil…

Ants in compost

I dug out some soil from my compost heap and discovered its full of little ants.  What can I do to get rid of them in the compost before putting in my window boxes at the front of the house. …

OK to compost black tar infected leafs?

Are black tar infected leaves OK for making leafmould and/or adding to compost? I would use the compost and leafmould for my vegtable garden. Would the fungus move to any of my vegtables, raspberry bushs or my pear trees which…