Companion planting – types of geraniums and roses

I live in Cabbagetown and am considering a groundcover plant to grow a couple feet away from my roses. The ground cover would be underneath my deck stairs, so most shaded. I garden organically and often research articles on companion…

Growing Under a Norway Maple

My friends have a Norway Maple in their north facing backyard (North Toronto, clay soil, medium moisture). They love the shade but are having problems growing plant materials underneath because of this tree. I think the main challenge is the…

Lawn alternative

I’m looking for a sort of lawn alternative. We have a large area of dirt (4 thousand square feet) that is needing coverage. We do not want to plant grass due to maintenance. We are looking for a low growing,…

Plant advice for intense afternoon sun*

Hello. We have a tree in our front yard. Last year we covered the grass that surrounded this tree with mulch, which worked out very well (thanks again for your help with this). This year we would like to plant…

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,…