January 15, 2016

The Junction, Toronto back yard garden clean up

A back yard garden cleanup in the Junction neighbourhood



This garden cleanup was from a few years ago. The Junction is a funky neighbourhood in the western part of Toronto and "funky" would describe this backyard before I cleaned it up. The owners are a couple with a young child who have little time to maintain the garden.

Weeds like goldenrod, lamb's quarters, and more than a few thistles took over the back area; moreover, Virginia Creeper was on its way in covering the lawn completely. Shrubs like purple leaf sandcherry, lilac and a variegated willow required much-needed pruning and shaping.

These next two pictures were taken from the raised deck, looking east. (The fenced in area next to the garage is a dog run area installed by the previous owner.) Yes, many of the weeds were at least 3 feet tall!




The Junction backyard garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
The Junction backyard garden cleanup before 




The Junction backyard garden clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
The Junction backyard garden clean up after 



These next two before and after shots are looking west, on the ground level towards the back of the house. I suggested to either overseed the lawn or to replace it with new sod. The area does receive full sun for most of the day so growing turf can certainly occur.



The Junction backyard garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
The Junction backyard garden clean up before 




The Junction backyard garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
The Junction backyard garden cleanup after