Can I wish for grass in this yard?

Hi there! We are currently looking into buying a home and fell in love with one…except for its backyard :-/ We were wondering if we can hope to have grass in there if we give it a little love, or…

Weed in Grass

I have an obnoxious weed in my lawn that I can never pull out by hand because it always breaks off at the ground level. I have enclosed a picture of it but cannot find the name of it so…

Spring Fertilizer

Hello, can you please advise as to what type of fertilizer that I should be using for Spring? I live in the GTA. Many thanks! Brian…

Lawn Weeds

Could you identify this weed from my lawn: It’s especially virulent (its frilly like dill but short?) Suggestions for ridding it are welcome!

Starting new vegetable bed on the exiting lawn

Hello, I am writing from Toronto. I have created some vegetable beds already on my backyard lawn but I always removed the sod layer entirely before putting new soil and compost. Is it OK to cut the sod in flat…

Sick of Repairing Lawn Every Spring

One of the Master Gardeners at Canada Blooms suggested I contact you regarding my problem. I have moles (at least creatures that live under ground) and make holes all over the lawn and flower beds, in the front lawn only. …

moles and chipmunks

My lawn and gardens are spongy from the shallow tunnels that the moles are producing. Any suggestions for removal? There are a lot of fairly large holes that I think are chipmunk burrows. On rural property just east of Brockville,…

lawn tilling

Hi there we are wanting to lay a new sod lawn and was wondering if it is ok to till old lawn in.…

Clover in lawn

I have a patch of clover in my lawn and I want to know how to get rid of it before it takes over?  …

why do mushrooms grow in my yard

My shady backyard has a number of mushrooms growing in it, I would like to have them removed. How does one minimize them? Do squirrels like impatiens? My new pots are being dug up.  …