Indoor Hibiscus

Hello, I’ve got 30 year old hibiscus plants.  In recent years they appear to be very healthy (lot of green leaves) but rarely a flower.  I rarely fertilize.  They spend the summer months in the outdoors though protected from direct…

Adding Earthworms to Raised Beds

We’ve had 3 large (10′ x 3′ x 27″ high) planter boxes built and filled them with CIL Enriched Triple Mix and a thick layer of cedar mulch. I want to introduce some earthworms into the soil but given the…

Questions For Gardening

*When making a garden which soil brand do you recommend most? *What is your climate zone? *Which season is the best season to start planting?…

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…