Suspicious lawn dry patches

Hi there, Back in April, we installed new sod in our front yard. A few weeks ago, the area where the new sod was installed started getting dry patches. The area where the old grass stayed does not have these…

Help with Hick’s Yews

Hi – I planted these 3 Hick’s Yews last spring. The middle one started yellowing late winter. I cut off the part that was brown. The other 2 started yellowing early summer. I am in Toronto. The plants get about…

Oak Tree looking sad

Hello, We noticed the red oak tree outside our new house is looking sad, and we’re not sure why! It’s not a mature oak, but many of the leaves appear to have brown intrusions around the edges. We’d like to…

Perennial Hibiscus

This is our first year for having a Perennial Hibiscus coming back after the winter. We planted it last year early summer and it did very well. We live in Kitchener, Ontario. The plant is currently 10″-11″ tall and has…

Pothos plants yellowing

I moved recently and my two previously happy (1 golden and one neon) pothos are now drooping and losing leaves. They’re in similar light conditions as before—bright indirect light. They get water roughly once a week when the soil starts…

River Birch

Our 4 year old river birch seems to have trouble leafing out this year.  Some of the internal branches are missing some leaves so it looks a little threadbare. Could it be from my dogs peeing on it? Is there…

Diseased Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

I planted Frans Fontaine Hornbeam in fall of 2020. I live is zone 6 and the native soil is reddish clay. I used triple mix and compost to amend the soil in the planting hole. These tree get almost full…

Powdery Mildew on potted indoor Rosemary plant

Good morning. I live in Toronto and have a 3-4 year old potted rosemary that I have been successfully overwintering indoors. Right now though, it is rapidly getting overcome by powdery mildew- worse at the top- and it needs immediate…

Use of moisture meters

I have a new moisture meter and I am noticing that sometimes when I stick the meter in, it will show “Moist” but if I move over to another spot, it says “Dry”. So which one do I listen to…

Tea Plant – Camellia Sinensis

I started a tea plant (Camellia sinensis) from seed during the late fall. The plant is in a partly shaded, sun dappled location. Over the last few months the new leaves have been getting lighter in colour. Thinking the problem…