1. Nancy Logan
    April 27, 2017 @ 6:51 am

    I need help! I live in a beautiful neighbourhood in south Etobicoke called Alderwood. I’ve lived here for over 20years. My garden in front of my storey and a half house is a disaster. Why? Huge Norway maple trees. The roots invate everything making soil that was once rich into hard, root filled mess. In 2015 my husband dug out the solid down 3 feet and filled it with beautiful rich soil. We went to Sheridan Nursery where they suggested a number of new plants. Now, April 2017 it looks like most of them have died. Can you give me some advice as to how to deal with this situation or do I just put patio stones over it all!


    • Carson Arthur
      April 27, 2017 @ 6:58 am

      Wow. Norway Maples are the bane of every gardeners existence because of the incredible root development. The best advice I ever got was to plant in a pot in the ground. Here is how it works. For a hosta, we know that they need atleast 18″s to be happy…so plant a small hosta inside of a larger black plastic pot (maybe leftover from a shrub) and then plabt both of them in the ground under the tree. The pot will protect the hosta from the tree roots and help create a little eco system for it. This works for all kinds of shrubs and perennials.

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