Drainage

Is there a way to add some kind of drainage to a low spot in our lawn, right beside a patio and a sidewalk. We cannot build up the area so it would have to be underground I think. It…

Repotting bamboo plants in soilless mix

I have some inside bamboo – not sure if it is true bamboo – probably ‘lucky’ bamboo? At the Home Show, the master gardener said to use a soil-less potting mix. I have been looking all over for this, without…

Soil Analysis

Hello, Please let me know where soil analysis is done near Mississauga. My lawn is weed infested, and I would like to know what kind of amendments are required. Also, what is the right way to collect a soil sample?…

Too much Water in a water table?

I noticed that the foundation in my garage is cracking over years, including puddling. Could over-watering a garden contribute to this, when that water is not absorbed by the soil of the garden and plants? If the water table is…

Pilea Peperomioides Leaves Falling Off

I recently inherited a younger pilea from a friend; and this is my first time owning plants and I’m trying my best to take care of them. She used to water it every three days, and I’m watering it every…

Bear paw propagation

Hi, I have a bear paw succulent that has shed all its leaves in the last couple weeks. When I first got it, it shed a couple, which I attributed to the relocation. However, I’m not sure why the rest…

Digiplexis- Pest infestation

I have two digiplexis plants. They are not hardy here. I’ve had them for 3 years. This year they were infested by house flies when I had them out in the garden. I don’t know where the house flies lived…