Prepping a shrub rootball for spring moving

Hi. I have two medium/large honeysuckles and a very large mugo pine that I’d like to dig up and relocate. I’d heard that it’s best to cut down into the roots at the canopy drip line in the fall… then…

Old Brick Planter

Hello Dear Master Gardener, Last year we moved to a 70 years old home in Toronto that is facing east. There is a huge brick planter in front of the home, about 3 feet tall, maybe 20 feet wide and…

Mature Cedar Turning Yellow

Hi I have mature cedars which are suddenly filled with Spider Web and Moth, I keep removing the spider webs and they keep coming back. I usually Fertilize them with 30-10-10 from April to Sep but I noticed this year…

Boxwood hedge – what to do with dead section

We have a huge old boxwood hedge, planted 40 odd years ago along the top edge of a stone wall. One end of it died this year and we carefully removed the dead branches. We cannot dig out the old…

Help with Hick’s Yews

Hi – I planted these 3 Hick’s Yews last spring. The middle one started yellowing late winter. I cut off the part that was brown. The other 2 started yellowing early summer. I am in Toronto. The plants get about…

Pine bark infection

Hi, My white pine is showing what seems to be a fungal infection. First bark only on one branch turned white, but after a year multiple branches are white. I am very worried, since it is a beautiful and very…

Evergreen trees are browning

Hi- I live in Toronto and have several evergreen trees on my front lawn (north side of property) that are approximately 23 years old. They have been perfectly healthy until this past month when several of them have turned brown.…