Grass attacking Creeping Thyme carpet

Hi I have a nice carpet of creeping thymes that i planted in my front yard a few years back and they just flourished and the flower carpet is beautiful in early summer. I noticed over the past few years…

Wild Strawberry Vine

I have wild strawberry growing throughout my lawn in my backyard. It appears impossible to get rid of as it grows underneath the grass and just creates an entire interconnected system. Once it has developed as it has is there…

Hardy Ground Cover for Driveway

We live in climate zone 6 and have a permeable driveway made of concrete pavers. I would love to plant a ground cover that will grow in between the concrete in fairly rich loam and green the driveway. It must…

Plant Selection

Hi, I’m looking for ground covers which are: – flowers in summer (like Chrysogonum virginianum) or fall (like Solidago flexicaulis) – white or pale pink / pale blue flower colour – part to full shade – no more than 1′…

Relocating outdoor ivy groundcover

Today is Oct. 27 ( 16C In Toronto ). My neighbor has given me some of his outdoor ivy groundcover which I have transplanted already to a shady area .Most of the attached roots were kept intact in the soil…

Plants not growing

My small front and sloped garden produces zero growth to plants in general. There is a huge ugly pine tree planted that cannot be removed. None of the plants seem to grow at all and many have died. Petunias and…

New Eastern White Cedar Hedge Root Rot?

Hello! In September 2020, I had a 50 foot long Eastern Cedar hedge planted by a professional company in my backyard. The hedge was planted in a 1ft x 1ft trench with soil/manure/fertilizer mix. The rest of the garden is…

Ground cover rather than mulch?

I would like to use a ground cover in a sunny part of my garden instead of cedar mulch. I would prefer a native plant. I have sweet woodruff cover in my shade garden. Will it grow in a sunnier…

Combination of challenges

My dog has done his business and killed the grass, so I would like to replace it with ground cover, and 2-3 types of plants of different heights. It would be nice to have flowering, evergreen and/or edible plants, maybe…