October 10, 2018

A Riverdale, Toronto Fall Cleanup

Bye bye Hostas (For the Year)


It's October which means, for me, my wife's birthday, the final visit to the cottage over Canadian Thanksgiving and the beginning of a wave of "fall cleanups" (in that order of importance!) Well, the cleanups aren't that important but merely part of the final two month push towards the end of my work season on November 30 (not that I'm circling that day!) And over these next two months, I'll cut down dozens, maybe hundreds, of hostas as they slip into annual dormancy. 

My first 2018 fall cleanup, as covered in this post, occurred in the Toronto neighbourhood of Riverdale and, sure enough, those ubiquitous hostas were involved.



Fall Cleanup Before in Riverdale Toronto by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Fall Cleanup Before in Riverdale Toronto 


Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup Before


Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup Before 


Riverdale Toronto Backyard Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Riverdale Toronto Backyard Fall Cleanup Before 


Toronto Fall Cleanup Before in a Riverdale backyard by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup Before
in a Riverdale backyard 


Toronto Backyard Fall Cleanup Before in Riverdale by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Backyard Fall
Cleanup Before in Riverdale 



Riverdale Fall Cleanup Patio Weeded Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Riverdale Fall Cleanup
Patio Weeded Before 


Toronto Fall Cleanup Before in a Riverdale backyard by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup Before
in a Riverdale backyard 


I actually like the soft yellow colour hostas have as they go dormant in autumn; however, the collapsed leaves become a slimy mess by November so many homeowners prefer that they are removed before winter begins. 

Here are the "after" pictures, showing what I typically do during the fall for clients:


Fall Cleanup After in Riverdale Toronto by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Fall Cleanup After in Riverdale Toronto 


Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup After 


Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Riverdale Backyard Fall Cleanup After 



Riverdale Toronto Backyard Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Riverdale Toronto Backyard
Fall Cleanup After 


Toronto Backyard Fall Cleanup After in Riverdale by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Toronto Backyard Fall Cleanup
After in Riverdale 


Riverdale Fall Cleanup Patio Weeded After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Riverdale Fall Cleanup
Patio Weeded After 


Toronto Fall Cleanup After in a Riverdale backyard by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup After
in a Riverdale backyard 

2 comments:

  1. Ah yes... those hostas. But for we Marylanders who are inundated with deer, we seldom get to appreciate their glory! Agree with you that the yellow tone the green hostas adopt in October is beautiful, although not always appreciated by my clients. And yes, they make a soggy mess if left on too long.
    Always enjoy your informative and humorous posts!

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    1. Thanks, Carole, for your comments here and soon to be dead G+.

      No deer in the city munching on hostas, except on dinner plates at fancier restaurants, lol... Hostas are as common as nails around here, it's even hard to give them away!

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