5 Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Yard For Winter

Written By MPS Team On August 2, 2022

When fall arrives, it’s time to start thinking about winter and how it will impact your yard. Several elements of your yard either need to be winterized or could strongly benefit from a few preparatory steps before the frost hits. You can help ensure the life of plants and extend the life of hardscaping elements […]

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When Should I Plant Annual Flowers Each Year?

Written By MPS Team On May 12, 2022

Annual flowers are known for their range of bright colours, various sizes and long blooming periods. They’re called ‘Annuals’ because they go through their whole life cycle in one season, new flowers need to be planted at the beginning of each summer and removed when they die in the fall. Annual flowers are a great […]

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Stone Pavers & Ground Frost Damage

Written By MPS Team On April 29, 2022

Frost can have a devastating effect on your stone pavers and new landscape project if your landscape provider is not experienced. You should be cautious if your landscape company is not familiar with ground frost and are starting to build too early in the spring. There is a right time to start building your landscape […]

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Hardy Gardens for Your Commercial Property

Written By MPS Team On March 21, 2022

Commercial Flowerbeds that are both Functional and Colourful Commercial and Industrial properties vary from high-end retail centers and hotels with lots of foot traffic, to industrial distribution centers with minimal occupants. These factors greatly influence the amount of curb-appeal your commercial property requires and will determine the budget needed for property maintenance. Many commercial properties […]

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Commercial Grounds Maintenance Contracts

Written By MPS Team On February 16, 2022

A commercial property requires different landscaping services than those for a residential home due to its size, accessibility, landscape elements and use of space. Commercial property owners/managers want their buildings to look good but they also have an increased responsibility to keep their properties safe from hidden dangers since they’re liable for accidents that happen […]

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Why Should I Mulch My Gardens? The Benefits Of Garden Mulch

Written By MPS Team On September 13, 2021

So, what is mulch and why should you mulch your gardens? Mulch is an organic or inorganic material that is spread over the soil in your gardens. Mulch decreases the maintenance required for your garden and offers benefits such as supporting soil health and fertility, reducing weed growth and soil erosion, improves water retention, and […]

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7 Winter Landscape Trees You Should Plant This Year | Beautiful Colours All Year Long

Written By MPS Team On August 4, 2021

Canadian winters can leave your property looking bare and colourless. However, there are many species of trees and bushes you can plant that will maintain beautiful colours all year long. Here are seven winter landscape trees that add unexpected punches of colour to keep your gardens looking lovely even in the dead of winter. 1. […]

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10 Landscaping issues that DECREASE Your Home’s Value

Written By MPS Team On July 9, 2021

Professional landscaping increases the curb appeal of your home, adding 5-15% to your home’s value! In general, you should spend around 10% of your home’s value on the landscaping, for more information click here! Although landscaping can increase your home’s value, if it’s not built or maintained properly it can also DECREASE the value of […]

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Designing and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Written By MPS Team On June 24, 2021

As Canadians, we don’t want to waste a second of the short-lived summer weather we receive. The desire to entertain and spend time outside became even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to an increase in requests for backyard landscape designs which include outdoor kitchens or BBQ stations. Designing and building an […]

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Vertical Landscaping Elements – Walls, Steps & Pillars

Written By MPS Team On June 18, 2021

What elevates a landscape design literally and figuratively? Vertical landscaping elements! Have you ever been admiring a landscape design and wondered what sets it apart from other designs you’ve seen? Chances are, it is the depth and dimension that has been carefully styled into the landscape design by incorporating vertical landscape elements. A professional landscape […]

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