front lawn

Hi Masters, put in new sod on new soil on our front lawn two summers ago. Old lawn was developing too much thatch. Perhaps over fertilized it since it started to yellow within a few weeks. Ever since it has…

Grub Control

Hi there, I am looking for safe and effective ways to control grubs. Apparently chemical based grub killers have been banned in Canada so I am looking for alternatives (natural or otherwise). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!…

Lawn care

Dear Sir/Madam, in my condo complex, the landscaping contractor is using very strong blowers to clean the gardens. Is it bad for the grass not to mention environment? Our grass seem to be thinner every year and after each cleanup…

Earthworms

I live in Toronto. The sun seems to shine brighter for the backyard grass because the backyard grass grows one inch in 5 days whereas the front lawn grows at about half that height. I don’t know what type of…

weeds

We live in Markham, Ont. We were away all the summer. We had a company just cut and trim our lawn. On our return there are huge patches of weeds of all kinds and large bare spots. Our lawn is…

“thing” growing in my lawn!

         Hello, something popped up in my lawn overnight and I would like to know how to deal with it.  Last night I noticed a spot in my lawn (about 10 x 5 cm) that looked like a deposit of bright…

Replacing a weedy lawn

My lawn has more weeds than grass. I would like to replace the area with new turf–I’ve been given two options: 1) get rid of the top layer of grass and weeds, replace soil and put in new turf. 2)…