April 18, 2019

A Bloor West Village/Runnymede Toronto Spring Cleanup

It's Spring, We're Putting Our Bloor West Village/Runnymede House on the Market, But We Have to Do Something About These Leaves! (Part One)


Every April I receive a few calls from anxious homeowners who are ready to list their houses for sale but realize the gardens need a little (actually a lot of) "TLC" in order to prevent prospective buyers from thinking "if the yards look so messy, I wonder how are things inside..."

Which brings us to this post: another spring cleanup which emphasized "cleanup" literally more than the finer horticultural practices of pruning and weeding.

This Bloor West Village/Runnymede property is larger than normal for me to tackle as a "team of one" but the majority of work consisted of raking all of last autumn's leaves and picking up garbage from the garden beds and patio areas. I'll focus here on the front garden facing the street and leave the backyard for another post. 





Bloor West Village Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Bloor West Village Front 
Yard Spring Cleanup Before 



Bloor West Village Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Bloor West Village Toronto Front 
Yard Spring Cleanup Before



Runnymede Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Runnymede Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before



Bloor West Village Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Bloor West Village Toronto Front 
Yard Spring Cleanup Before 

The picture above gives a better idea of the thick mat of oak leaves covering the entire front yard, with another layer of maple leaves underneath.



Runnymede Front Yard Toronto Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Runnymede Front Yard Toronto 
Spring Cleanup Before



Runnymede Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Runnymede Toronto Front Yard 
Spring Cleanup Before 



Runnymede Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Runnymede Toronto Front Yard 
Spring Cleanup Before
Above is the view from the front porch looking down at the front garden.


And afterwards....



Bloor West Village Front Yard Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Bloor West Village Front 
Yard Spring Cleanup After 



Bloor West Village Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Bloor West Village Toronto Front
Yard Spring Cleanup Before 



Runnymede Front Yard Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Runnymede Front Yard 
Spring Cleanup After 



Bloor West Village Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Bloor West Village Toronto Front
 Yard Spring Cleanup After 



Runnymede Front Yard Toronto Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Runnymede Front Yard 
Toronto Spring Cleanup After 




Runnymede Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Runnymede Toronto Front 
Yard Spring Cleanup After 



Runnymede Toronto Front Yard Spring Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Runnymede Toronto Front 
Yard Spring Cleanup After


Under the blue tarp on the right side of the picture above, there are many bags of black (dyed) wood mulch ready to be spread over the entire front yard. It's a very quick, easy and relatively inexpensive way to increase the house's "curb appeal", especially after I did all the heavy lifting, literally!

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