May 10, 2016

Another Etobicoke, Toronto spring garden cleanup

More ornamental grasses to cut down...


I do love ornamental grasses for many reasons: they have great structure and bulk, create a sense of repetition when massed, catch the wind beautifully, provide much-needed winter interest over a long Toronto winter and as "low-maintenance" as you can expect from a perennial. They are, however, a bit tough to deal with in spring when you need to cut them back to about 4-6". Sharp tools, gloves and safety glasses are strongly advised.


This backyard garden in west-end Toronto has several large and mature clumps of Miscanthus and Calamagrostis (Maiden grass and Feather Reed Grass) which were cut back as part of the many "spring cleanups" I've performed since mid-April.


To be charitable, cutting back these ornamental grasses now represents the only real maintenance for the next 364 days. Once established, they don't need regular watering, fertilizing, deadheading and are ignored by pests and diseases. You can save this type of tender loving care for your roses, I suppose.





Toronto Etobicoke  spring garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Toronto Etobicoke spring 
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Toronto Etobicoke  spring garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Toronto Etobicoke spring 
garden cleanup after 



Toronto Etobicoke  spring garden cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Toronto Etobicoke spring 
garden cleanup before



Toronto Etobicoke  spring garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Toronto Etobicoke spring 
garden cleanup after 


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Etobicoke Toronto spring 
garden cleanup before 


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Etobicoke Toronto spring 
garden cleanup after 



Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Etobicoke Toronto spring 
garden cleanup before 

Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Etobicoke Toronto spring 
garden cleanup after 


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Etobicoke Toronto spring 
garden clean up before 


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Inc
Etobicoke Toronto spring 
garden clean up after