April Showers Invigorate my Green Thumb

It looks like it might be rainy for April, in West End Toronto. What activities, if a gardener doesn’t mind wearing rain gear while outside, can one carry out while it’s raining? I find rain invigorating, but I know from…

Horrendous Backyard Weed Attack

Hi there, My husband destroyed our yard.. he laid dirt over our grass from a walkway he had dug up to lay interlock. He thought it would act as “topsoil” and he could add seed and make it thicker. Well,…

Backyard Grass Dead Overnight

My backyard had green grass from the beginning of spring this year & we were watering it on a daily basis & it was nice & green.But last weekend all of a sudden there were huge areas with burnt grass.…

Lawn Care

Given the present temperatures, is it too early to fertilize and/or seed my lawn at this time? Thank you…

Chinch Bugs

I own a home in central Toronto. New sod was laid in early September 2016, and we have a sprinkler system in use. We went away on vacation for two weeks recently (early August) and came home to find that…

How to Bring Back the Green

I have a question about our dog who pees on the lawn.  He has peed on the snow all winter and it’s kind of damaged the colour.  He’s now peeing directly on the grass and I can’t tell if this…

Grass Seed

We have a bad grub problem on our lawn. We face south and southwest, large corner lot in mid town Toronto. Have tried nemodades but has not worked. We are reseeding and currently have a mixture of ryegrass, red fescue…

Seeding grass

Hello, I am in Toronto, High Park area. Is it too soon to put out grass seed for long repair? I wanted to do it this weekend but I see the night temps are still quite chilly. I’m new to…

Raccoons Digging Lawns

Racoons are digging up small (so far) patches of my lawn – resembles a short line of sod if you were laying sod (but smaller than a sod strip). There are probably grubs just below the top of the lawn,…

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…