Invasive vine

Hi Don’t know what it’s called but there is some hideous invasive vine taking over here, It has leaves a bit similar to maple leaves so no doubt you will be able to tell me what it is. I have…

Gardening deadline for mulching

I successfully covered a second area of the backyard with plastic to prepare for mulching, and future plans. I was going to get someone to help uproot weeds and cover this in mulch. Is there is a deadline for uprooting…

Permanent removal of invasive plants

Some neighbours tried to clear dog strangling vine and thistles from their small, contained front yard last fall but failed ( no digging), now there is a forest about 2 feet high and growing! What advice can I give them?…

Identification of Japanese Knotweed

Hello, was wondering if you could tell me if this is Japanese knotweed and if so what is the best way to prevents it’s spread. another question, i moved into a new place and Lilly of the valley has taken…

Home made weed killer

What is the recipe for home mDe weed killer with salt & vinegar and dawn dish soap? I can’t seem to get the table salt to dissolve in he vinegar?. I am trying to kill the dreaded bellflower in my…

Small Spring Flower in Lawn

This small blue flower appears each spring in our lawn. It is a low plant in a sunny location on clay soil. The leaves are triangular and scalloped and paired on the stem. There are 4 petals on the flower.…

How to Eliminate Bindweed from my Garden

Hi there, I currently reside at the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto. In the past few years, we have been fighting a losing battle with bind weed. This weed is in a flower bed that is in full sun all day.…

Weed in Grass

I have an obnoxious weed in my lawn that I can never pull out by hand because it always breaks off at the ground level. I have enclosed a picture of it but cannot find the name of it so…