Watering Needs for Trees

How is watering needs for a tree determined? It seems that the European beech tree in the neighbour’s front yard soaks up a lot of water, from the lawn. How would the balance between the tree and lawn, in watering…

Soaker Hose for Cedars

This August we recently planted about 28 white cedars (7-8 feet tall) in East York. Any recommended brands to look for as well what the diameter and hose length should be? We were told any soaker hose from dollar store…

Sweetfern

I have a sweetfern shrub that is not flourishing. I have had it about 5 years, transplanted twice due to moves but has seemed to take these in it’s stride. It is in it’s final spot now, (planted spring 2016),…

Japanese Ivory Silk Tree

One yr old tree that had a rough start last year due to low rainfall.It lost all its leaves early.It managed to survive but did not produce any flowers this year.It doesnt seem to be qrowing mucn and my main…

Proper Watering of Emerald Cedars

Hi, I’ve planted a row of Emerald Cedars in my backyard. The line of cedars is planted East to West and gets fairly full sun on a clear day. My question is that I’ve set a soaker hose to run…

Ukigumo Maple – Wilt ?

Toronto part shade/sun 4/5 foot high japanese maple planted 2016 Ugi Gumo Its problem appears to be WILT. What can be done to save the tree?…

Trimming an over grown globe cedar

I have a globe cedar in my front yard. It was planted six years ago. At that time I was told that I was already 5 year old by the land scraper. Over the years my husband trimmed it a…

Vine Maple

I live in Etobicoke, and bought a small shrub tree called “Vine Maple” (its current height is about 5 ft). My questions are: Will it do well in our hot summers, given that some summers we do not get a…

Unhappy Jade Plant

I have an unhappy Jade plant that I inherited from a friend.  It’s losing leaves.  It’s in a sunny window.  There is a heating source nearby.  It gets watered about once every two weeks with a quarter cup of water.  …

Tree Browning

Hi there, I have two large trees (spruce?) in the backyard that have quickly turned brown from the inside out, bottom to top. Is there anything I can do?