Soil removal area

Small Downtown backyard. Want to fill with limestone and gravel, so that paving stones are placed, and have potted plants. Would like to know who can take soil. Have tried the bin or bag method, however lane way cannot be…

best cover crop/where to buy

Hello, I am in Toronto (zone 6?) and am wondering what is the best cover crop to protect the bare soil surrounding my annual and perennial plants. I’ve heard white clover is good because it is a small size, perennial,…

plant spacing……….

I am considering planting a ground cover under a thick maple tree………ergo needs be drought resistant……..and have come up with these possibilities….. * cranesbill (bigroot geranium, bevan’s variety) * barrenwort (youngirnum) * bergonia * deadnettle (lamium) and what plant spacing…

Groundcover alternative to Periwinkle

Can you give me some suggestions for hardy  ground covers as alternatives for a patch of  periwinkle, ideally with flowers. My periwinkle did not survive the winter.…

Ground cover

Please suggest a ground cover for a shady area. My husband’s grave is in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, and they have advised me that I may plant a similar-circle in front of the headstone. I would like it to be green…

Ground cover for erosion control in shady ravine

Hi there, My yard backs onto a ravine in Cliffcrest just near the Scarborough Bluffs (but not on the Bluff). I’m looking for a recommendation for a low maintenance, shade tolerant ground cover that could help control erosion on an…