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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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Feb 28, 2022

This week on the Down the Garden Path podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing wrap up February's houseplant theme with an "Ask Us Anything!" episode.

Tune in to hear Joanne and Matt respond to listener questions.

Some of the questions listeners asked:

  • Does rock salt for ice hurt lawns?
  • Are your past shows posted anywhere?
  • After that beautiful flower blooms and dies off, what do I need to do to the plant?
  • I already see that the home improvement stores have their spring fertilizer out. As soon as the snow melts, what is the earliest time to put this down on our lawns?
  • When’s your book coming out?
  • I want to plant a red maple in my yard this year. I live just outside of Toronto. What is the earliest that I can do so?
  • My kids saw a seed package of giant pumpkins at the store the other day, and they want to grow them for this coming year's Halloween. Any tips or advice on how to do this properly? How soon can we put the seed in the ground? Do you need a lot of room? What about fertilizer?
  • You had a gentleman on your show a while back talk about garden ponds. Can you please tell me his name or company?

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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 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.