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 

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