August 23, 2017

A (Very) Late Summer Toronto Garden Cleanup

Re-discovering Eden (or at least, the barbeque)




August is drawing to an end with the start of school just around the corner. Where did the summer go? How is your garden looking now? Did both the summer and garden get away from you?

Speaking of a "runaway" garden, this post covers the same backyard which I've weeded about a year ago ( under the title "Playter Estates Toronto late summer backyard cleanup: Backyard weeding in the North Broadview and Danforth area )  and returned to clean up again a few days ago. I'm certain it hasn't been tended to over the roughly 365 days between visits so I find it interesting to see what weeds have emerged and out-competed others.


And let me tell you, we have some big ones!





Playter Estates Toronto late summer garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Playter Estates Toronto late summer garden cleanup before 

Looking out from the back steps, you'd never know that lies behind and buried under all this vegetation.... 



Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden clean up before 

No machete was required to hack through this! I promise you'll get a laugh once I show you below what's behind these weeds.



Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden cleanup before 




Playter Estates Toronto late summer garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
There's a nice pond hidden away!




Playter Estates late summer garden clean up before by Toronto Paul Jung Gardening Services
Playter Estates late summer garden clean up before



And here's what the garden looks like after the extensive weeding...




Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden clean up after 

This smoker or barbeque is located in the same area where I took the first "before" picture above!



Playter Estates Toronto late summer garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Playter Estates Toronto late summer garden cleanup after 


Here's proof above that hostas are so tough that they'll survive even covered by weeds and trumpet vine tendrils.





Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Playter Estates late summer garden cleanup after 


Playter Estates Toronto late summer garden clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Playter Estates Toronto late summer garden clean up after 



Playter Estates late summer garden clean up after by Toronto Paul Jung Gardening Services
Playter Estates late summer garden clean up after 


So until next August, I bid this garden adieu and good luck!