Ground cover

I want to consider ice plant as ground cover. I would like to know if it is good idea for Toronto weather and any pros and cons. Thank you very much. Do you know anything about growing Turkish Veronica in…

Delosperma Species – Yellow Ice Plant

I just read about Yellow Ice Plant.  I read they grow in California. I read that it can live in zone 3-9.  My question is – do you think it will be ok to plant it in Toronto? Any other…

Groundcover for Gap Between Fences

I have an 8 inch gap between my fence and my neighbours’ fence that runs along the property line. I would like to use a ground cover that is low maintenance to avoid having to maintain any plants or tend…

Low Ground Cover in Full Afternoon Sun

Hello I am looking for a low , ( 12 inch or under ) light green maybe silverish , hardy , perrenial ground cover that can take full afternoon sun . We planted a sedum last year and they all…

Creeping thyme

Hi, I live in Niagara and want to plant creeping thyme in the vineyard at the base of the vines. 1. to provide a bee friendly environment and 2. to prevent tall weeds around the vine. It would need to…

Mulching around a tree surrounded by stone concrete

Hello we live in Toronto. We have a white Lilac tree in front of our property. It is surrounded by an~ 8×8 foot patch of grass, which is surrounded on all sides by stone or concrete. We would like to…

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…

Weeds Growing in Sidewalk Cracks

Hello – I have an annoying issue with weeds (plaintain, creeping charlie, etc.) that thrive in the cracks in the sidewalk in front of my house, and the spaces between the edges of the sidewalk and a low stone wall…

(1) Plum Tree losing fruit and (2) Ground cover

  1. I have an eight year old plum tree that produces a lot of fruit, all of which drops to the ground. I spread some fertilizer last spring near the base of the tree, but that didn’t help. What…