privacy fence

Hi l live in Maple Ontario. The yard is southern exposure and the privacy fence I want to place is on the west side. The soil is very is sandy, but is always wet. I wanted to achieve privacy and…

Planting Lavender in zone 4 sandy soil

Hello I have a large area, full sun and on a slope with sandy soil. Can I plant lavender and other drought Tolerant plants with out amending the soil? Thank you for your help Heather…

Converting sandbox into a vegetable garden

I would like to convert my son’s old built-in sandbox into a vegetable garden. It is located in a part of our backyard where it gets a lot of sun each day. It was built with plywood at the bottom.…

Front Garden

I live in The Beaches area of Toronto in an east facing property. I am looking for suitable plants for the front bed, and a fast growing evergreen hedge between myself and my neighbour’s property. I am also considering putting…

when to apply winter fertilizer on sandy soil

It is my understanding that winter fertilizer is best applied when the frost creates a crunch when walking on the lawn. Supposedly, the plant uses the high amount of potassium in the winter fertilizer to set a better plant for…

Perennials for Sandy Soils: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Perennials are plants that renew themselves each year from their hardy roots. Although there are woody perennials, such as trees and shrubs, the plants most people refer to as perennials are herbaceous plants that die back to the ground at…