Lawn nutrition before snow cover returns

With our lawns in west Toronto temporarily green with the recent warm spell, is there anything amendments we can make before spring, for winter? It’s hard to believe but the Canada Blooms show is just 120 days away. Thank you.…

Leaves from chemically treated lawns

I’ve been sheet mulching (cardboard then soil) a few flower beds for spring on/over parts of my front lawn. I want to further cover them with fallen leaves but I’m finding myself a bit low on leaves this year (we…

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…