“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…

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…