I want to thank all the Chronicle Herald readers who have sent me questions about their spaces. Hopefully the answers I’ve provided have helped. Here is one that I think applies to a lot of different homeowners…
Q) “A couple of years ago, I transformed about a third of my backyard from a bit of a jungle into what I think is now a levelled driveway of pavers, an attractive garden house (fancy shed) surrounded by pebbles to replace where bush and weeds were.
I thought the pebbling would be low maintenance but it’s turned out to be the most time consuming part of my gardening maintenance. The company that laid the stones said that it was not possible to put any kind of weed block fabric under the pebbles because the small rocks would move around.
However, the weeds coming through are relentless.