March 08, 2016

Danforth Village, Toronto front garden spring clean up

Monarch Park, Toronto front garden spring clean up


April 2016 is around the corner and the weather is finally warming up. I'm anticipating getting business calls and e-mails soon requesting a "spring cleanup," which is not to be confused with a "fall cleanup."  It's really the same type of work (just separated by 5 months or so) consisting of removing old perennial leaves and stalks, pruning out woody stems that died over the winter, and raking out last fall's leaves.

The clean up below, completed last spring, is very typical for what I do in early spring for clients. For this east end Toronto front garden,  I removed old hosta and daylily stalks and leaves, trimmed the lavenders and cut out any dead material. Some clients prefer to have old tree leaves remain as a mulch  (which will break down by the summer) while other customers want them removed for a more "polished" look.

This client also asked me to divide and transplant several perennials so that a more layered look was achieved. (There were a few shorter perennials in this bed tucked away in the back. I simply moved them to the front and middle spaces as they were hidden by the taller daylilies and irises.)

Early spring is an ideal time to move and divide most perennials since they are just coming out of dormancy and air temperatures are still low enough to reduce stress on the newly transplanted perennials and shrubs.

Let's have a fantastic 2016 spring everyone!



Monarch Park  garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park front garden clean up before



Monarch Park garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park front garden clean up after 


Monarch Park spring garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park spring garden cleanup before


Monarch Park  spring garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park  spring garden cleanup after 



Monarch Park spring garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park spring garden clean up before 



Monarch Park spring garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park spring garden cleanup after 



Monarch Park  garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park front garden cleanup before


Monarch Park  garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Monarch Park front garden cleanup after