Cedar hedge is dying

Hi I am hoping you can help. I live in East York and planted a cedar hedge last year on the East and North Borders of my property. About 3 weeks ago I applied a new layer of mulch (about…

Lawn Compost planning for September Lawn top dressing

If I wish to buy some compost for the lawn, do I have to wait for the middle of September? Will storage in an old garage make cause the compost to lose its constituency of being light, consistent, well rotted,…

Ugly Colouring on Maple Leaves

I live in the east end of Toronto, near the lake. My tree is on the front lawn and although it is on the north side of the house, it gets a lot of sun. These discolourations started appearing a…

Leaf chlorosis remedy

Hello, our young pillar oak has been showing signs of leaf chlorosis for two seasons. I applied Aluminum sulfite last year with no visible improvement, and earlier this season I sprinkled two applications of chelated iron. Is there anything else…

Growing Trees

Hi! I have some tree saplings that I’m starting in containers with the intention of transplanting to viable sites when they are a little older and stronger. How do I protect them in the winter? Particularly, should I be worried…

Oak help please

I have treated our oak with btk three weeks ago and all seemed well until leaves started disintegrating (see image). Help please.…

Planting an Hydrangea Tree

I would like to plant a hydrangea tree. I have read that the best times to plant are early spring and fall. Since we are already coming into summer and the weather here in the Niagara Peninsula is hot and…

Lilac ludwig spaeth – how fast it will grow

Hi I just bought lilac ludwig shurb from walmart. It is 1 feet tall right now. I wonder how fast it grows every year. the label says its height is 1.5 meter. How long I need to wait to reach…

flowering tree identification – Plant ID

Hello, I’ve been trying to identify the small flowering tree I have in my backyard, but have had no success. I wonder if you could help. I’m attaching a series of photos, and can add that I’ve never actually seen…