April 07, 2017

Parkdale Spring Garden Cleanup

A Spring Garden Clean Up in the west-end Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale


After another quiet winter hibernating, this bear is ready to work again, motivated by the warm weather and, truth be told, the need to replenish cash. Four solid months of winter are increasingly harder to tolerate for a Toronto gardener like myself. Geez, other bloggers have been posting pictures of spring blooms for months now while we're only finally seeing the colourful blooms of hellebores, snowdrops and crocus. But enough whining...

This April has been milder compared to previous years so I've received more calls for "spring (garden) cleanups" than usual from old and new clients.

(As an aside, I don't like the terms "spring/ (or fall) cleanup" as it suggests a garden has to be sterile and polished like, for example, your bathroom. But that's the vernacular so I'm not going to quibble with a client over this usage.)

The weather was pleasant the other day so I scheduled a visit to tidy up the front and back gardens belonging to this client living in the west-end Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.



Parkdale front garden spring cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Parkdale front garden spring cleanup before 


Nothing too elaborate involved here: primarily raking up last season's decomposing leaves and stems, pruning a few dead branches and removing the old (very dead) annuals from the three containers.

Typical of city gardens, there was quite a bit of garbage mixed in with the leaves. The juniper seemed to attract and collect most of the debris and working around it is always a delight (sarcasm inserted.)




Parkdale front garden spring cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Parkdale front garden spring cleanup after



Parkdale Toronto front garden spring cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Parkdale Toronto front garden spring cleanup



Parkdale Toronto front garden spring cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Parkdale Toronto front garden spring cleanup


Parkdale Toronto front garden spring clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Parkdale Toronto front garden spring clean up 



Parkdale Toronto front garden spring clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Parkdale Toronto front garden spring clean up after



Toronto Parkdale front garden spring cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Parkdale front garden spring cleanup
(Sorry for the glowing orb at the bottom.
I'm not sure why it's there!) 



Toronto Parkdale front garden spring cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Parkdale front garden spring cleanup 


Toronto Parkdale front garden spring clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Parkdale front garden spring clean up




Toronto Parkdale front garden spring clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Parkdale front garden spring clean up 



Here's to Spring 2017, Toronto version,  another work season for me and more dirty fingers for you!