Predictions for the 2022-2023 Winter Season

Written By MPS Team On November 4, 2022

What is this year’s winter going to be like? For those of us in the Snow & Ice Management industry it is a question we receive with alarming regularity. How could we not know? Afterall, we are supposed to be trusted experts. Coming up with an answer is easy. Coming up with the correct answer […]

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Why Dandelions Drive Landscapers & Lawn Enthusiasts Crazy

Written By MPS Team On June 3, 2022

As a landscaper, lawn enthusiast or property owner there is nothing more frustrating than seeing yellow dandelions popping up throughout your lush green lawn and rapidly taking over. Without intervention, dandelions and other weeds will quickly dominate your lawn and there is very little that can be done to stop them, driving landscapers and lawn […]

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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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When Do Spring Flowers Bloom? Bloom Times & Schedule

Written By MPS Team On April 18, 2022

Whether you have a green thumb, or you are just starting out, one of the most important aspects of gardening is knowing when flowers bloom. When you understand that, you get smarter about your planting, so you enjoy blooms throughout the seasons. Canadians look forward to spring blooms that signal summer is near. So, when […]

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How to Compost at Home | Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Written By MPS Team On December 2, 2021

As the subject of sustainability gains popularity across Canada, more Canadians are learning how to compost at home. Working with as many plants as we do, we’ve come to recognize that the composting process at home doesn’t need to be stressful. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that there are plenty of compostable […]

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Benefits of Artificial Turf

Written By MPS Team On July 15, 2021

There is nothing like the feeling of well-maintained grass under your feet, however, we know the amount of maintenance required for a perfectly manicured lawn! A great alternative to traditional grass is artificial turf. Artificial turf has come a long way in the past 10 years, with the newest generations available in an array of […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Landscape Contractor

Written By MPS Team On May 20, 2021

In the past year, there has been an increased demand for home improvement services, including landscaping. However, finding a reputable contractor for any type of home improvement project can be daunting, and requires research. MPS has been in the landscape industry for over 30 years and we have heard hundreds of horror stories from customers […]

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How to Find a Reputable Landscape Company

Written By MPS Team On March 8, 2021

Not all landscape companies are reputable – In the landscape industry, there exists a significant divide between companies; from an inexperienced guy working out of his truck, to large multi-million-dollar businesses. The reliability of the landscape company you choose will determine the quality and longevity of your landscape. Before you make a decision that could […]

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Winter Weather Predictions – What Does the Farmer`s Almanac Have to Say?

Written By MPS Team On November 5, 2020

It has always been very difficult to get a decent “on the record” long-range seasonal weather prediction from one of our official expert weather service providers – looking at you Environment Canada and The Weather Network! Thankfully, there is another brave prognosticator of precipitation out there, the good old Farmer’s Almanac, willing to stake their […]

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How to Prune Plants for Growth

Written By MPS Team On July 22, 2020

You’ve taken the time to plant and care for your garden, but did you know that pruning your shrubs, hedges and flowering plants is just as important as sunlight and water? Pruning is an essential part of growing healthy plants in your garden. In fact, pruning at the appropriate time and using the correct tools, […]

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