September 07, 2017

A Fall Garden Cleanup in Leslieville

To Market, To Market...



It's September, the kids are back in school and there's a definite chill in the air these mornings. I love working in the fall as temperatures and humidity levels are lower and I'm not slumped somewhere in the shade trying to stay hydrated. It's hard to believe that only a month ago I was melting outside plucking weeds in the high humidity.

I'm still plucking weeds, though, and getting ready for the "fall cleanups" which keep me very busy later in October and November.

This post covers a "fall cleanup" in the sense that I was asked to weed this front yard after Labour Day. The owners of this house in Toronto's family-friendly Leslieville neighbourhood are putting the house up for sale and wisely decided to invest some money to get the front ready for market by increasing its curb appeal. Yes, believe it or not, having the front garden showing off nice and vigorous specimens of dog strangling vine (Cynanchum rossicum syn. Vincetoxicum rossicum) and Siberian Elm saplings (sarcasm) may cause some potential buyers to question how messy and unkempt the house is inside.



Leslieville Toronto fall cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
The baby mattress was present when I first arrived!





Leslieville fall cleanup before Toronto Gardening Services
More than few Siberian elm saplings 
trying to take over the front yard





Leslieville Toronto fall clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
The view from the sidewalk up to the front door





Leslieville Toronto fall clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
And from the front door to the sidewalk




Leslieville fall cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Two Colorado Blue Spruces planted way too 
close to each other but that's another story



And after the weeding was done...




Leslieville Toronto fall cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto fall cleanup after 




Leslieville fall cleanup after Toronto Gardening Services
A few bags of cedar mulch should finish the job




Leslieville fall clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville fall clean up after 




Leslieville Toronto fall clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto fall clean up after 




Leslieville fall cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Leslieville fall cleanup after