June 02, 2018

Another Riverdale Spring Garden Cleanup

A Toronto Garden Cleanup in the East End


It's still spring but before we head into hotter and drier days, here's yet another "spring cleanup" I was hired to do in the Riverdale neighbourhood last month. Being early in the season, there wasn't too much weeding but raking out leaves and edging were priorities here.


In the backyard...





by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company Riverdale Backyard Garden Spring Cleanup Before
Riverdale Backyard Garden
Spring Cleanup Before


I planted these "Emerald" cedars (Thuja occidentalis "'Smaragd") last autumn and you can few several failing already. I strongly recommended not to plant these as the site is exposed to harsh north winds, under a tree and in shade for most of the day and regular watering was not guaranteed by the busy homeowner. She wanted an instant living screen to block out the neighbours and soon she'll have a dead screen. Erecting a short decorative fence would be more effective but for some reason, many homeowners love plunking rows of these cedars instead of putting in a "real" fence. In protected sites where the cedars receive full sun and regular watering, they can form a "jagged" living green fence. Above all, do not cut the tops off these things!



Riverdale Backyard Garden Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Riverdale Backyard Garden
Spring Cleanup Before 


Riverdale Spring Cleanup Backyard Garden Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Riverdale Spring Cleanup
Backyard Garden Before



Toronto Riverdale Spring Cleanup Backyard Garden Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Riverdale Spring Cleanup
Backyard Garden Before 


After...



by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company Riverdale Backyard Garden Spring Cleanup After
 Riverdale Backyard Garden
Spring Cleanup After



Riverdale Backyard Garden Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Riverdale Backyard Garden
Spring Cleanup After



Riverdale Spring Cleanup
Backyard Garden After

It's amazing how an edged bed looks a 1000% better. Well, maybe not exactly a 1000% but a "heckofalot" better.


Toronto Riverdale Spring Cleanup Backyard Garden After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Riverdale Spring Cleanup
Backyard Garden After 



Front Yard



Riverdale Backyard Garden Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Riverdale Backyard Garden
Spring Cleanup Before 

Hopefully, you can make out the darker garden bed above surrounded by patchy grass.



by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company Riverdale Front Garden Spring Cleanup Before
Riverdale Front Garden
Spring Cleanup Before


The tiers were full of last autumn's leaves, matted down and partly decomposing.


Toronto Riverdale Spring Cleanup Front Garden Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Riverdale Spring
Cleanup Front Garden Before



Riverdale Spring Cleanup Front Garden Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Riverdale Spring Cleanup
Front Garden Before 


Afterwards...




Riverdale Front Garden Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Riverdale Front Garden
Spring Cleanup After 



by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company Riverdale Front Garden Spring Cleanup After
 Riverdale Front Garden
Spring Cleanup After



Toronto Riverdale Spring Cleanup Front Garden After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Riverdale Spring
Cleanup Front Garden After



Riverdale Spring Cleanup Front Garden After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Riverdale Spring Cleanup
Front Garden After 

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