Goutweed Barrier

For years, we have diligently been digging gout weed out of our gardens. It gets in the roots of all our plants, spreads like wildfire and it is driving me crazy. This gout weed is coming under the wooden fence…

New and Everywhere-Creeping Bellflower

I’ve been in my home for over 10 years and never seen this plant before. This year it is everywhere in my front garden. It seems to be doing well in both sun and shade though the garden is mostly…

Identifying and Controlling Invasive Weeds

Hello! I recently enjoyed a presentation at the library on gardening by one of your volunteers. Can you help me identify this weed and offer advice on how to best control it please? They tend to grow tall and out…

Dandelion Season: Taraxacum officinale

I can’t believe I’m asking about something that was part of my Mediterranean diet, when this plant was sought during family outings, but I will ask anyway. What season does the dandelion begin to grow and end, since I want…

Perennial Sow Weed in Flower Garden

I live in south Burlington, ON. Likely as the result of a load of earth, for the past 2 or 3 years I have increasingly had a problem with perennial sow weed in one of my west facing flower beds.…

What is this plant? – Lesser celandine

This plant returns year after year and is slowly taking over the entire backyard. We did not plant it, but inherited it with the house. It has a small bulb attached to the bottom of it. How can I get…

Garden Suggestions

I live at Keele and Eglinton. More of a clay surface soil.  The garden looks a hell of a lot better than when I moved here 12 years ago. Both gardens I am trying to beautify are located in full…

Grubs Harming Grass

I am going to need to replace my complete front lawn. We have just purchased a house from an elderly gentleman who had not been able to do battle with grubs over the last couple of years. There is not…

Mulching During Winter?

Mulching During Winter? What happens if mulching is done during winter, since we’ve had so little snowcover during this GTA winter? Specifically, if I add mulch on top of any weeds remaining from the past spring/summer/fall, will the remaining weeds…

Lawn Weeds

Could you identify this weed from my lawn: It’s especially virulent (its frilly like dill but short?) Suggestions for ridding it are welcome!