21.9.14

Bedford Park garden clean up

A late summer garden clean-up in the mid-town Toronto neighbourhood of Bedford Park.




It's early September and I was hired by Sharon to weed her back yard garden beds.

 In the following pictures, you'll see a wonderful assortment of mature weeds "native" to Toronto! These include Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense), Lamb's quarters (Chenopodium album), Ragweed (Ambrosia spp.), Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), Goldenrod (Solidago)  and some type of mint creeping from the neighbour's yard.


Besides hauling out the 10 yard waste bags, I was amazed at how the hostas actually survived under all the weeds. Now these are tough perennials!



Bedford Park Toronto garden cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Bedford Park Toronto garden cleanup before
Paul Jung Gardening Services

Bedford Park Toronto garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Bedford Park Toronto garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services

Bedford Park garden cleanup before Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bedford Park garden cleanup before
 Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services

Bedford Park garden cleanup after Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bedford Park garden cleanup after
 Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services

Toronto garden cleanup Bedford Park before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto garden cleanup Bedford Park before
Paul Jung Gardening Services

Toronto garden clean up Bedford Park after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto garden clean up Bedford Park after
Paul Jung Gardening Services

Toronto garden cleanup Bedford Park before  Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto garden cleanup Bedford Park before
 Paul Jung Gardening Services

Toronto garden cleanup Bedford Park after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto garden cleanup Bedford Park after
Paul Jung Gardening Services

2.9.14

Front and back garden cleanup in Little Portugal

A Brockton Village front and back garden cleanup



Another small garden cleanup in central Toronto done over the past weekend.

Here are some before and after shots of the small front garden. The beds were full of overgrown ribbon grass, milkweed, and tawny daylily.

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Little Portugal garden cleanup
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Little Portugal garden cleanup
 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after

Toronto garden cleanup Little Portugal Paul Jung Gardening Services before
Toronto garden cleanup Little Portugal
Paul Jung Gardening Services before

Toronto garden cleanup Little Portugal Paul Jung Gardening Services after
Toronto garden cleanup Little Portugal
Paul Jung Gardening Services after

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Little Portugal garden cleanup
 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Little Portugal garden cleanup
 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after


In the backyard, the beds were infested with Lamb's Quarters (Chenopodium album), tree of heaven (Ailanthus) seedlings and wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella). Here are some before and after pictures as well:


Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before

Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup
 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after

Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup
 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before

Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Brockton Village backyard garden cleanup
 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Little Portugal garden cleanup
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Little Portugal garden cleanup
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Little Portugal garden cleanup
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before

Little Portugal garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Little Portugal garden cleanup
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after


29.7.14

Leslieville summer front garden cleanup

Leslieville summer front garden cleanup


Summer's here and the weeds are tall! Here are some before and after pictures of a recent front yard garden cleanup in Leslieville. Although this is a typical small city front garden, it was completely infested with quack grass, which I dug out by hand.

The end result? In the words of the client, the front yard isn't the embarrassment of the neighbourhood!

Leslieville garden cleanup front yard before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front yard before 

Leslieville garden cleanup front yard after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front yard after weeded and mulched
Garden cleanup Leslieville front yard before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden cleanup Leslieville front yard before 

Garden cleanup after Leslieville front yard after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden cleanup after Leslieville front yard afterweeded and mulched

front yard  Leslieville garden cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Front yard  Leslieville garden cleanup before 

front yard  Leslieville garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Front yard  Leslieville garden cleanup after ,
weeded and mulched



10.7.14

Leslieville front garden and path cleanup

Leslieville front garden and path cleanup


A mid-summer garden cleanup of weeds like Tree of Heaven saplings, quack grass and rambling Virginia creeper on top of and  in between the interlocking pavers and in the front garden of this Leslieville house.

Additional cedar mulch and pea gravel was applied to cover the thin areas.


Leslieville garden cleanup front path before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front path before
by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc. of  Toronto

Leslieville garden cleanup front path after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front path after
by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc. Toronto



Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto Leslieville garden cleanup front path before
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front path before

Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto Leslieville garden cleanup front path after
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front path after


Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto Leslieville garden cleanup front garden before
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
 Leslieville garden cleanup front garden before

Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto Leslieville garden cleanup front garden after
Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front garden after


Leslieville garden cleanup front garden before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front garden before
by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto.




Leslieville garden cleanup front garden after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville garden cleanup front garden after
by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto

2.6.14

York (Toronto) front garden cleanup and renovation: weeding and new perennials

A new front garden in the York area of Toronto

Wendy and Connie desperately needed some colour (besides the green from the weeds) in their front garden and asked me to help. This small raised bed faces east and gets full sun until about early afternoon when the house blocks out the sun. It's completely choked with creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) with one very dead globe cedar rounding out the picture on the right. The existing "Emerald 'n Gold" euonymus on the left was not to be moved, unfortunately!


York front yard before renovation by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
York front yard before renovation
by Paul Jung Gardening Services


Digging out the finger-thick roots of the bellflower was tedious but necessary to weed the bed without herbicides. I added composted cow manure to amend the mediocre (at best) existing soil.


New plants include sun-loving perennials like "David" summer phlox, "Autumn Joy" sedum, "Moonbeam" Threadleaf coreopsis and "Jacob Cline" beebalm. I re-purposed/recycled a languishing "Crimson Queen" Japanese maple. After watering, a 2-3" layer of cedar mulch was applied to reduce watering and weeding.

We should see good results in 2-3 years as the perennials establish themselves with regular watering and weeding.


Scarlett Rd front yard after renovation by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
York front yard after renovation by
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