Winter weed control

Hi, we moved to a new house in December. The back and front yard has nothing other than weeds and seems nothing was even planted before. Also the soil doesn’t look great. I want to remove all the weed and…

Weed suppresion

We are in Oshawa. We have several good sized perennial beds with decent loamy soil – well amended. They got a little out of control last summer, largely because I was away during prime gardening season. This year we dug…

Using Plastic Containers to Plant Perennials Outside

Hi! I have 5-7 Double Size 7-eleven slurpy plastic cups. I want to use them to grow perennials next year. Of course I will be puncturing holes at the bottom of each cup to allow water to flow freely down…

weedy sod

If I remove weedy sod (includes coarse invasive grass) to store over the winter in a plastic bag, in the spring may I safely work it into the garden soil without reactivating the weeds? Zone 5 hot dry summers,  …

Bio weed and feed

There are tons of weed on my vegetable patch, and our backyard is infested with mosquito for me to work outside long enough to do too much weed pulling. is it safe to use lawncare product, Bio weed and feed…

Violas in my lawn

Many years ago, my garden had violas. Now they are no longer in the garden but in my lawn in pockets. I’ve tried pulling them out by hand but I just can’t seem to get rid of them … I…

This Invasive Weed has Taken Over the Front Garden

Can you please identify the weed in the attached photo?  Over several years, it has strangled out our hostas and other plants and has a very long tenacious root system.  Do we have to dig everything up for 1 foot…

Creeping European Bellflower?

Hello — my neighbour, who has a lovely garden, has given me a plant he calls “creeping European bellflower”. In trying to determine what conditions in likes my research turned up some dire warnings about something called “creeping bellflower” being…

Plant ID Request

My initial guess is that this is a variety of nettle, however it does not match any images I was able to find online.  It grows “wild” in my backyard garden, becomes 6 or 7 feet tall by the end…