May 30, 2022
This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape
designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing wrap up May's focus on
wonderful landscape shrubs with an "Ask Us Anything!" episode --
and an exciting announcement!
Tune in to hear Joanne
and Matt respond to listener questions.
Some of the questions listeners asked:
- Is full sun considered to be 6 or 8 hours?
- What is the best way to naturally get rid of weeds in the
- Is mulch the same as compost?
- What is the best way to raise pH levels in my garden soil?
- Can you please again review what the numbers on fertilizer bags
mean? And what are the maximum fertilizer numbers that I can use
for new grass seed?
Joanne and Matt also
announce that their book, Down the Garden Path: A Step-By-Step
Guide to Your Ontario Garden, is now available on
In Down the Garden Path: A
Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden,
landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing distill their
horticultural and design expertise and their combined experiences
in helping others create and maintain thriving gardens into one
easy-to-read monthly reference guide.
Packed with timely seasonal tips for each month to help you
create the low-maintenance garden of your dreams, Joanne and
Matthew take the guesswork out of what to do and when to do it.
You’ll get valuable information on a variety of topics they address
each week in their Down the Garden Path podcast:
Down the Garden Path: A
Step-By-Step Guide to Your Ontario Garden
- How to grow a robust green lawn year-round.
- When to start seeds indoors and hardening-off young
- Tips for choosing and caring for upright cedars.
- How and when to prune to get the most out of your plants.
- And much more.
your roadmap to creating and maintaining a low-maintenance,
sustainable garden, and Joanne and Matthew want to help you make it
happen. Order your copy
They're throwing a
Join Joanne and Matt as they simulcast live on Facebook and
realityradio101.com to celebrate the release of
their new book. You can win a copy of the book or some Down the
Garden Path Podcast swag!
When: Monday, June 6th at 7 pm ET
Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional
landscape designers Joanne
Shaw and Matthew Dressing
discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and
As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has
been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for
over a decade.
And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer.
He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and
garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA.
Together, Joanne and Matthew do their best to bring you
interesting, relevant and helpful topics. Their goal is to help you
keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.