How do I prep flower bed soil?

I am in Mississauga.  My garden was full of thistle weed and some creepers which I manually dug out. I think my soil is a mess with roots, leaves, stones and mulch so how do I prep this for new…

How to eradicate Creeping bellflower

I have a terrible problem with creeping bellflower that was in the garden of the house I purchased 5 years ago. I’ve been digging for these 5 years and the problem is getting worse, not better. Do you have any…

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?…