August 16, 2020

A Backyard Cleanup in East York: the Unglamorous Side of Gardening

Fine Gardening? Well....


I come across all sorts of definitions of what customers believe gardening encompasses. For the most part, it means weeding, pruning and planting. You know, the horticultural stuff you'd expect. But occasionally, I'm hired for more mundane "property maintenance" tasks which may cover garbage pickup. I don't mind. as long as things are not hazardous to retrieve. And I don't deal with pet poo!

This short post covers weeding part of a small property in East York. No roses here, unfortunately, but if I'm solving a client's problem, the lack of flowers or shrubs isn't a big deal. Her back "yard" is more driveway and patio than actual garden beds (there are two raised beds but nothing in them.) 

As the "before" pictures immediately below show, a general cleanup was in order.



East York Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Small Gardening Company
East York Backyard Summer
Garden Cleanup Before 



East York Toronto Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Small Gardening Company
East York Toronto Backyard
Summer Garden Cleanup Before 




Toronto Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup in East York Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Backyard Summer
Garden Cleanup in East York Before 



Toronto East York Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto East York Backyard
Summer Garden Cleanup Before



Afterwards.........



The client has no intentions of planting anything in the raised beds although they do receive a fair amount of direct sunlight. She prefers to spend her money in keeping the front gardens respectable but, eventually, the sight of tall weeds and garbage out of her back window was too much for her; hence, I was contacted.

My biggest challenge here was trying to no twist an ankle navigating the pile of old bricks to get to the clumps of mature Dog Strangling Vines. And there were many nails, broken pieces of tiles and other construction debris to avoid as I was weeding the patio.

As you can tell, I rarely work in pastoral estates. And that's fine. All that turf is unnerving!


East York Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Small Gardening Company
East York Backyard Summer
Garden Cleanup After




East York Toronto Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Small Gardening Company
East York Toronto Backyard
Summer Garden Cleanup After 



Toronto Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup in East York After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto Backyard Summer
Garden Cleanup in East York After 



Toronto East York Backyard Summer Garden Cleanup After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Toronto East York Backyard
Summer Garden Cleanup After 



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