August 27, 2020

Peek A Boo, I See You!

A Beaconsfield Village Front Garden Reveals Itself (With My Help)


Garden Rescue Hero (trademark, just kidding) comes to save the day! Luckily for me, the size of this central Toronto garden in the Beaconsfield Village neighbourhood is very small. Let's just say, my heavy duty loppers came in very handy with this cleanup.


Beaconsfield Village Toronto front yard summer garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Beaconsfield Village Toronto front yard
summer garden cleanup before 


All the various shrubs were unpruned for several seasons and gave the homeowners, neighbours and pedestrians that unintended wild Amazonian look.

Beaconsfield Village Toronto front yard summer garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Beaconsfield Village Toronto front yard
summer garden cleanup before




The picture below wonderfully shows a type of grape vine (wild or cultivated) that is using the large burning bush as some sort of arbour. The grape was also growing up into the small-sized maple which is the dominant tree in this tiny space.


Toronto Beaconsfield Village front yard garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Beaconsfield Village front
yard garden cleanup before 



A closeup below of the "forest floor" showing a mixture of annual weeds and Siberian Elm saplings.


Toronto Beaconsfield Village front yard summer garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Beaconsfield Village front
yard summer garden cleanup before 





A type of wild rose (perhaps a shrub rose) which obviously hasn't been pruned for several seasons and menacing the neighbours enjoying their bench. But this is Toronto, no one ever sits this close to the sidewalk!


Toronto Beaconsfield Village front yard summer garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Toronto Beaconsfield Village front
yard summer garden cleanup before


Order and scale have been restored!



Beaconsfield Village Toronto front yard summer garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Beaconsfield Village Toronto front
yard summer garden cleanup after 


Besides weeding, I pruned the two rear burning bushes by about two or three feet down so that they didn't look so monstrous. I also cut off one or two small side branches of the maple (you can see its trunk in the middle of the picture above) which were blocking access to the front door and the along the sidewalk).


Beaconsfield Village Toronto front yard summer garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardening Company
Beaconsfield Village Toronto front
yard summer garden cleanup after



I cut back the grape vine and wild rose to about three feet. The entire garden gave a big sigh of relief after this cleanup. I know the clients did!



Toronto Beaconsfield Village front yard garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto Beaconsfield Village front
yard garden cleanup after 




Now we have space to grow nice things or, at least, to have a layer of cedar mulch or wood chips laid down to reduce weeding tasks.


Beaconsfield Village front yard Toronto garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Beaconsfield Village front yard
Toronto garden cleanup after 



I knew there was a garden in there somewhere!

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