November 09, 2018

A Fall Garden Cleanup in Leslieville

Getting Ready For the Winter


As November quickly rolls on, the fall cleanups just keep coming for me. The crisp and dry weather I enjoyed in early October seems a distant memory as November's rain and near freezing temperatures are making it a tough go for me working outside. 


Just another few weeks, I keep telling myself, before my annual sabbatical!

This post brings us back to Leslieville, an east-end Toronto neighbourhood I'm very familiar with as I grew up and now work often in it.

I worked for John, the client here, this past summer and profiled my efforts in a recent post titled "Ummm, We Know A Gardener Who Can Help...: A Leslieville Summer Garden Cleanup That Keeps the Neighbours Happy"   A few months later, John called me back to tidy up his backyard before winter really arrives. 

This fall cleanup involved more weeding than the usual leaf raking and pruning perennials. I asked him to buy some mulch a few months ago but this didn't happen; consequently, weeds emerged quickly again for me to tackle.



Leslieville Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Services Company
Leslieville Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup Before




Leslieville Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Services Company
Leslieville Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup After



Leslieville Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
A clump of yellowing Solomon's Seal (left) 
and hostas (right) to cut down and 
a persistent Tree of Heaven sucker to 
excavate in the upper right corner. 
And yes, lots of weeds between the flagstone... 



Leslieville Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Leslieville Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup After 



Leslieville Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Leslieville Fall Cleanup Before 



Leslieville Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Leslieville Fall Cleanup After




Leslieville Toronto Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Services Company
The mellow-yellow hosta fall 
foliage colour is actually nice!  



Leslieville Toronto Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Services Company
Leslieville Toronto Fall Cleanup After 




Toronto Leslieville Fall Garden Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Services Company
Toronto Leslieville Fall Garden Cleanup Before



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



Leslieville Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Services Company
Leslieville Fall Cleanup Before 



Leslieville Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Services Company
This bed will have "Annabelle" Smooth 
Hydrangeas and "Patriot" hostas 
massed planted next spring. 



Leslieville Toronto Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Services Company
Leslieville Toronto Fall Cleanup After



Toronto Leslieville Fall Garden Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Services Company
Toronto Leslieville Fall Garden Cleanup After 



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