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Landscaping Project Spring 2019

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Landscaping Project Spring 2019

Hello everyone,

I recently bought a new house, corner unit, and there is a lot of grass... I know it comes with the location but the actual property was so nice I couldn't pass on it!

I want to complete some landscaping to hopefully reduce some grass area and to make the backyard look nice.

My question is: How far can i push the boundaries?
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To the fence?

Your question is rather vague. Plus you give no location.

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BrokeMillennial wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 12:26 pm
Hello everyone,

I recently bought a new house, corner unit, and there is a lot of grass... I know it comes with the location but the actual property was so nice I couldn't pass on it!

I want to complete some landscaping to hopefully reduce some grass area and to make the backyard look nice.

My question is: How far can i push the boundaries?
You don't state location but part of that property is likely "boulevard" and actually owned by the city so you technically cannot landscape that. Check your local bylaws and be careful with "hardscapes" especially because if you're offside, city bylaw can have you remove it and you're going to be out $$. Soft stuff is safer as you haven't effected drainage.

https://www.toronto.ca/311/knowledgebas ... idths.html
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Here are a few images to help

In the third image you can see the walk way that I am trying to expand.
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You can probably go down to the large tree, on the right side of the sidewalk, without issue.
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I called city (Markham) about this. It’s ok to plant on their land. I convert most grass to ultra low maintenance evergreen ground cover. I cut down mowing time from 2 hours to half hour.

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