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On the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes.

Joanne and Matthew believe it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

Each week, they educate their listeners on how to seasonally manage their gardens and landscapes. Joanne and Matt learn right along with their listeners, from each other, from their research, and from the many guests who join them on their show. 

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Apr 26, 2021

This week on Down the Garden Path, landscape designers Matthew Dressing and Joanne Shaw wrap up their month-long discussion on lawn care with a look at the different ways to control white grubs and other pests in the lawn.

Joanne and Matt answer your questions on grub control.

  • What beetles are leaving white grubs in the lawn?
    • What is the life cycle of these insect pests?
  • What products are there? In Canada vs. the U.S.
  • We discuss nematodes and Scotts® Grub B Gon®  
    • When is the best time to apply these products?
    • How are they applied?
  • Do these biological solutions work?
    • Can you use both?

Down the Garden Path listeners had a lot of nematode questions!

For a deep dive on how to apply nematodes, check out past episodes of Down the Garden Path:

Applying Nematodes

Japanese Beetles

The Benefits of Natural Insect Control

Also discussed was weed control, as well and the best way to try and control challenging weeds like Creeping Charlie. Matt told listeners about a new product, Wilson’s Weed Out, and how it works as systemic weed control.

About Your Hosts

Each week on Down The Garden Path podcast, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

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.