Ant infestation

My lawn which is very thin (newly seeded) is covered in sand. The ants appear to building nests and are digging out the sand. This is the first time I have seen this problem. The ants are very tiny and…

Crab Grass

Over the last two years I have reseeded my friend’s lawn (which is quite small) with a grass mixture (rye, fescue, bluegrass) however half the lawn is thick with crab grass. The other half of the lawn, which is shaded…

Identification: greenish gray lawn grub

Occasionally while digging in my lawn, I unearth a greyish green grub that is larger and having a tougher “skin” than a white grub. What insect does it pupate into?  …

When can I apply nematodes?

I’ve just purchased some nematodes from my local garden centre but someone has told me it’s too early to apply them?  When can I do so as the raccoons are devastating our yard.    …

purchasing grass seed

Hi There, Does anyone have any ideas on places to buy grass seed in bulk rather than pre-mixed? Most pre-mixes have lots of Kentucky blue grass which I’m trying to avoid (following Ed Lawrence’s recommendations). I am trying to get…

Overseeding lawn

Hello, I’m planning to overseed our lawn. It has quite a few bare spots from mismanagement and neglect. I’m planning to do the following: 1)Mow the lawn and collect the cuttings 2)Rake and dethatch. 3)Aerate 4)Apply top soil 5)Seed 6)Water…

Lawn repair

Can you give me some tips on overseeing and repairing a lawn. I Iive in Etobicoke , have sandy soil and a lot of trees. some areas get 3-4. Hours of sun in the summer. I have Manitoba maples …2…

Shady Area Lawn

Our backyard has a large black locust tree which provides a lot of shade over an area where we’d like to put down sod or grass. Can you give us any tips or guidelines to determine whether grass will grow…

Renovating our Oakville city garden

Currently we have 5 overgrown trees along the back fence in our backyard. Two are Green Ash and infected, about to be removed. There is one Norway maple, and two honey locusts. I am thinking about removing them all and…