New Hedge Plants in Victoria – Mulching and Irrigation

We’ve planted new plants against the east property line fence, which is sunny in the afternoon and evening. Question: we are going to mulch the new hedge emerald cedars with shredded western bark and use a soaker hose to irrigate.…

Rubber Tire Pellet Mulch

We bought a house this past winter and just moved in a couple of weeks ago. This past weekend, we finally started working in our yard. To our horror, we realized that the landscaped garden was covered in brown rubber…

Cedar Hedges & Adjacent Grass

Hi there, over the last few years I have been unintentionally neglecting my cedar hedges. They have grown to be quite tall and I would like to trim their height, as well as give them a haircut all around so…

Fungus on Mulch?

Overnight the yellow fungus? appeared on new mulch under 2 similar plants. Do you know what it is and how to eliminate it?

Mulch from Branches

We want to make our own mulch-we have a chipper but we aren’t sure what branches make the best mulch-I have heard cedar can have termites…

Cedar Boughs – Can they be used as Mulch?

After pruning a living fence of Eastern White Cedar (Thuja), is there anything I can do with the branches?  Are these prunings OK to use for mulch on young maple trees?    …

Spring Mulching

I live in southern Etobicoke and would like to know the best time to mulch so that weeds will not have a chance to grow this year. Ours is a south-facing garden surrounded on two sides by a hedge. The…