Violas in my lawn

Many years ago, my garden had violas. Now they are no longer in the garden but in my lawn in pockets. I’ve tried pulling them out by hand but I just can’t seem to get rid of them … I…

Sod webworms

I have had lawn damage from these pests in past summers and have recently noted the moth stage. What advice can you give me to control these pests. ( i live in the Toronto thanks very much…

Determining Water Needs For Outdoor Flowers

How does a person know how much to water outdoor plants? I have a variety, connected by soaker hoses in west Toronto, and don’t want to waste water or time. I imagine it has to do with the individual needs…

Fiesta weed control – is it safe for the bees

My husband wants to use Fiesta weed control on our lawn. Their website says its environmentally safe but I’d like to have non-bias opinion regarding it’s safely for the bees, please.…

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…