Weeds in patio bricks

What can I safely use on the numerous weeds growing between my interlocking patio bricks short of picking them by hand? Conditions are dappled shade in Scarborough . I tried cleaning vinegar and water, half and half, which did nothing.…

Invasive butterbur

I am wondering how best to handle a deciduously shaded ravine forest garden being seemingly overtaken by an unknown species of perennial Elephant Ears. I gather some are edible, and some are poisonous. https://newscapesgardendesign.com/2016/07/29/elephant-ear-plants-edible-or-not/ While visually dramatic they would seem…

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…