Leylandii or Laurel Hedge

Hello, was reading your articles on privacy hedging and there is reference to Leylandii and Laurel hedging in a few articles, but none of the local nurseries here in London, Ontario seem to have a clue what I’m referring to.…

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…

Bush Pruning

The bush behind my bird feeder is new to me, should I prune in the spring or just shape? Here is the picture of the bush.  …

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…

Beech Hedges

Where can I buy beech hedging in quantities/ bundles suitable for planting correctly. I know how to plant the hedge but only see small beech trees not what I’m looking for. Thank you…

Help for my Hibiscus

My Hibiscus has grown quite wild and I want to find out if there is anything that you can recommend to bring it back to a proper size and actually flower again. Will pruning and transplanting help? Is this the…

Out of Control Cotoneaster

I have a cotoneaster plant that only has shrub at the top of the bush. The rabbits ate the bottom portion off. I read somewhere that you can pretty well cut the cotoneaster plant back down to the ground and…

Landscaping/Creating Privacy in Clay Soil

I live in a 10 year old subdivision 90 min N- E of Toronto. (50 km North of Lake Ontario).  The back yard faces the West and is approx 60′ wide X 30′ deep. (width goes along back of house…

Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs – Full Sun Hot Yard

Oakville – backyard – 10-12 hours a day full sun – blazing hot in the summer What (if any) ornamental grasses, shrubs, flowers that are perennials do well in low grade (clay escarpment) soil and full sun all day long?…

Pruning Overgrown Globe Cedar

We have some overgrown globe cedars that need pruning badly.  They are currently blocking our front door and we are worried about security.  Any ideas on how we can cut these back.  We are in Western Canada, zone 4A. See…