Compacted soil under grass lawn

Hello, we have had difficulty growing grass for many years. We believe the issue stems from the earth being compacted. We have patches where the grass refuses to grow. The soil is baked solid. We do not have grubs nor…

Next steps for grass growth after using tarp method

Hello: last year I was advised to use the plastic cover method to get rid of weeds which were overpopulating our back yard. A few weeks ago we removed it, prepared the soil and planted seeds which are now growing.…

Karl foerster feather reed grass

Im trying to creat a big clump of Karl Foerster feather reed grass in my garden bed, right in front of an old overgrown globe arborvitae, and besides a smooth hydrangea bush which will mature to about 5 by 5…

extending a fence

Hi, I am an avid gardener who has recently moved from a house with beautiful garden to a house with a tiny backyard with a nice deck, a cedar fence and a yard that is 95% astroturf and a very…

Fescue lawn over-seeding

My lawn died last summer immediately after putting down a new grub repellant product…at least that’s how I account for it.  I reseeded in late September, fertilized in October and what I believe is a patchy tall fescue now covers…

lawn weeds

I am a new home owner. My lawn is full of weeds after getting dry. What can I do to maintain it free of weeds?…

Mulching to suppress grass between trees

We planted 46 dappled willow trees in a zigzag pattern about two years ago. The trees have a six foot spacing with quite a healthy lawn in between. We would like to place mulch over the grass between the trees…

My lawn is dead

I live in Toronto n my lawn this year is not looking good at all ! Please help me. I am also thinking if possible to plant an alternative to grass and I will not have to pay to someone…

clover

Hello, My front yard has been overtaken by clovers in the last couple years. All the grass is dead at this point and the clovers are covering 85% of the yard. After a soil test I can see that nitrogen…