November 26, 2018

A (Final) Toronto Fall Garden Cleanup in Bedford Park

Saying Goodbye to the 2018 Work Season!


It's been another fantastic work season for me as I've met many new (and old) clients, designed and installed interesting gardens across Toronto and made a bit of money along the way. But truth be told, I'm ready to take a break from gardening.

But before that happens, I'll subject you to another post showing a fall cleanup. This should be the last one this year so enjoy!

My client here, named Shirin, hires me twice a year (in May and November) to weed and tidy up the front and back gardens of her rental property in Toronto's Bedford Park neighbourhood. Her tenants, unsurprisingly, do nothing when it comes to looking after the gardens so the beds are very weedy when I arrive.

In the fall, I cut down the soon-to-be dormant perennials and rake leaves from the garden beds around the pool in the backyard and from the parking area in the front. For this visit, Shirin asked me to spread some more topsoil and mulch as well.



Bedford Park Toronto Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Bedford Park Toronto Fall Cleanup Before


Bedford Park Toronto Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Tired hosta foliage removed and
some cedar mulch laid down 


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


Bedford Park Toronto Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
I usually try to persuade a client to leave ornamental grasses alone over winter but since the tenants don't care, the owner asked me to cut them down. It's just one less task I have to look after next spring.


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


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


Toronto Fall Cleanup Before in Bedford Park by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Garden Services Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup Before in Bedford Park


Toronto Fall Cleanup After in Bedford Park by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Garden Services Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup After in Bedford Park 


Toronto Fall Cleanup Before in Bedford Park by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup Before in Bedford Park


Toronto Fall Cleanup After in Bedford Park by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup After in Bedford Park


Toronto Fall Cleanup Before in Bedford Park by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
This narrow bed contains many herbaceous peonies.
Their foliage were cut down as they present no winter interest.


Toronto Fall Cleanup After in Bedford Park by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup After in Bedford Park 


Toronto Fall Cleanup Front Garden After in Bedford Park by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Fall Cleanup Front Garden After in Bedford Park


Thank you, dear reader, for putting up with all the "before" and "after" pictures. It'll start again, to warn you, next April when the spring cleanups get going but I promise to post pictures of actual flowers and non-work related topics over the next five months. So you get a reprieve!