November 30, 2019

When You Can't See the Patio From the Leaves

A Coxwell-Danforth, Toronto Fall Cleanup


Finally, my work season is over. It's been another great "year" as a paid gardener in terms of the people I've met (with a few non-paying customer exceptions!) and the gardens I've worked in and created.  The weather has been a challenge at times though with May and November being very tough months to work outside. It was a very cold and wet May while November was one of the coldest months recorded with a snow storm thrown in.

Still, even with such difficult conditions outside, I'd never go back to the office.

The next few posts will show more fall cleanups I managed to sneak in after we had a blizzard on November 11. Luckily, temperatures rose enough to melt all the ice and snow to allow me to at least rake up to the end of November.

This post brings me back to a client I see every mid-November. We wait until most of the leaves have fallen from the two massive Silver Maples in her tiny east-end Toronto backyard before tackling things.

As the "before" and "after" pictures show, it was a straight-forward job given the small area. 

The client also requests that all the "Annabelle" Smooth Hydrangeas (with their brown pom-pom flower heads) be cut down now instead of next spring. You could do this in the following spring in your own garden as this type of hydrangea blooms on new wood ( i.e., new stems) and the "brown balls", for lack of a better description, do catch the snow and can provide visual interest.

But the client doesn't find any value with this type of "winter interest" so...off with their heads!




Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before 


Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After 


Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before 


Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After


Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Services Company
Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before


Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Services Company
Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After


Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before 


Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup After


Monarch Park Fall Cleanup Back Garden Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Monarch Park Fall Cleanup Back Garden Before 


Monarch Park Fall Cleanup Back Garden After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Monarch Park Fall Cleanup Back Garden After 


Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before 


Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After 


Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before 


Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Coxwell Danforth Back Garden Fall Cleanup After 


Toronto Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup Before 

Toronto Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Monarch Park Back Garden Fall Cleanup After



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