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…

Soil Preparation and Planting*

Hello, I’m inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1.…

Soil testing / nutrient deficiencies *

Can you recommend a service for soil testing that includes micronutrients? I have a garden in Riverdale which was designed by a former owner of the house. In spite of loading it up with new soil and compost this year,…

Planting a tree – soil testing*

I am thinking to plant a tree in my yard, but don’t know what I should plant. So I would like to test my soil in order to know what tree the soil is best for. So would you let…

Soil Test*

First timer. Plan to start a vegetable garden. In your ‘Basic Vegetable garden’ seminar, I was convinced to do a soil testing. Should I do the test using some kit available in hardware store or dig up 300g soil and…