East York Back Lawn

Can I eliminate the lawn by just using black landscape fabric over it and bags of mulch? What low lying evergreens, that take minimal care, would you suggest as I am away a lot. Soil is essentially clay.…

Clearing a garden bed of invasive grasses

Dear Master Gardener, We have a long, thin bed in front of our building that is south facing. On the north side of Sheppard avenue, Toronto. At the moment, there are weed grasses growing in it. We would like to…

Tarping invasive plants

I would like to tarp lily of the valley and periwinkle. Can I do this starting in August and remove the tarp in April? Thank you,…

What is the name of this weed? Crab grass

Hello Please find attached picture. This weed takes over my garden usually in July despite that I have ground cover like Thyme, Phlox, Sedium etc. It is killing me. What is the name? are they perennial or annual. How to…

Putting a small garden to rest using black plastic

I want to dig up weeds, and place landscape fabric with mulch over a backyard of about 300 square feet so I can focus on other parts of the garden, and the smaller, but needy front lawn. It was suggested…