17.8.15

Leslieville front garden summer clean up

Helping another Leslieville client with a front yard summer clean up


It's late summer and the weeds haven't stopped growing! 

Here are some before and after pictures of a small front garden in Leslieville that needed some TLC. The mulch under the spruce helped but weeds like plantain and quack grass were problematic near the sidewalk, path and driveway. I asked the client to apply some more mulch to keep these weeds at bay.


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


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


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


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



Leslieville Toronto front garden clean up before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden clean up before


Leslieville Toronto front garden clean up after  Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden clean up after 


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


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


Leslieville front garden clean up before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville front garden clean up before 


Leslieville front garden clean up after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville front garden clean up after 

14.8.15

Riverdale front garden cleanup

Before and after pictures of a Riverdale front garden cleanup


I completed another small front yard cleanup in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto this week. The yard was full of quack grass, "ditch lilies" and goldenrod. Once the garden was weeded and mulched, I discovered there were actually some nice perennials buried under all of this!


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



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



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



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




Riverdale front garden clean up before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Riverdale front garden clean up before 


Riverdale front garden clean up after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Riverdale front garden clean up after 


Riverdale garden clean up before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Riverdale garden clean up before 


Riverdale garden clean up after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Riverdale garden clean up after 

27.7.15

Another Leslieville front garden makeover

Leslieville front garden renovation


As summer rolls on, I've recently completed another front garden makeover for this Leslieville client. The front garden actually is shared between the two owners with most of the area owned by one (who hired me.) The area is a narrow strip that's about 4' wide by 20' long, in full sun during the day and watered by an irrigation system.

The owner wanted more flowers (besides the Shasta daisy, there are none) and didn't like how the ornamental grasses "spilled" over onto the neighbour's path. I didn't find the Miscanthus (Maiden grass) offensive but scratched my head as to why the original designer or gardener planted a now large juniper in a 4' wide bed. This poor thing had been pruned into a ball over the years and, frankly, ugly.

Oh, yes, weeds took over the front of the bed as well!

Here's a "before" picture looking towards the house. The neighbour's walkway is to the left while the client's driveway is on the right.

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



After consulting with the client, we decided to remove everything except the Shasta daisy and one Blue Rug Juniper and chose perennials that tolerated/preferred full sun, flowered and attracted pollinators. She did like ornamental grasses so I replaced the _Miscanthus_ with _Calamagrostis_ (Feather Reed Grass) which is more upright.

Other new perennials include "Zagreb" threadleaf coreopsis, English lavender and "Scarlet View" beebalm.

The final outcome is a little more colourful!


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

More before and after pictures from different views:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

18.7.15

Leslieville front garden cleanup

A garden rescue in the Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood


Is the word "rescue" too dramatic? Maybe, but this front garden needed some attention. Overrun with burdock, grass, thistle and violets, the front yard was out of place among the tidy front gardens on the east-end Toronto street.



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


I asked the homeowner if she wanted to keep the variegated goutweed because it is an "effective" groundcover, to put it mildly. Very few weeds will try to grow among it so she decided to keep it.

So after weeding the front, we have this:


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


More "before" and "after" pictures, revealing a flagstone path!



Front garden clean up Leslieville before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Front garden clean up Leslieville before 


Front garden clean up Leslieville after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Front garden clean up Leslieville after


Leslieville front garden clean up before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville front garden clean up before 



Leslieville front garden clean up after  Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville front garden clean up after  



Front garden cleanup Leslieville before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Front garden cleanup Leslieville before 


Front garden cleanup Leslieville after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Front garden cleanup Leslieville after 


 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto Leslieville front garden clean up before
 Toronto Leslieville front garden clean up before


 Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto Leslieville front garden clean up after
 Toronto Leslieville front garden clean up after

15.7.15

Bloordale garden cleanup with new perennials and shrubs

Bloordale Village front garden renovation and new plantings


This front yard garden is located near Bloor and Dufferin in the Bloordale Village (or simply Bloordale) neighbourhood of Toronto. I say it is roughly 15' by 30', faces south and receives full sun for the entire day. Weeds seem to thrive here!



Garden clean up Bloordale before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden clean up Bloordale before


Other than a few hosta clumps, the raised bed is entirely infested (the best word I can think of) with creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides).   After a long day digging out the fleshy bellflower roots, adding 8 bags of composted sheep manure, transplanting and mulching, I was able to transform the above weed field into this:


Garden clean up Bloordale after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden clean up Bloordale after 


Sure, these baby perennials (1 gallon containers) look small but give them 3 years and we should have nice clumps. New additions include  Liatris, "Autumn Joy" sedum, "May Night" perennial sage, purple coneflower, "Ruby Glow" barberry, "Franz Schubert" summer phlox, Agastache rugosa, and "Raspberry Ice" Heuchera, All love full sun and most attract pollinators.

Did I say I hated creeping bellflower?

Here are more before and after pictures:


Garden cleanup Bloordale before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden cleanup Bloordale before 


Garden cleanup Bloordale after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden cleanup Bloordale after 


Bloordale garden cleanup before Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bloordale garden cleanup before


Bloordale garden clean up Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Bloordale garden clean up 


Bloordale garden cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Bloordale garden cleanup before


Bloordale garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Bloordale garden cleanup after


Bloordale garden clean up Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Bloordale garden clean up 


Bloordale garden clean up Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Bloordale garden clean up 


Bloordale garden cleanup before Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bloordale garden cleanup before 


Bloordale garden cleanup after Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bloordale garden cleanup after 

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