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What to Know About Living in Markham

Written By MPS Team On December 2, 2022

Located just 30 km northwest of downtown Toronto, with a population of 340 000, Markham, Ontario, is a wonderful place to call home. With one of the lowest crime rates of any Canadian urban centre, Markham is a quintessential cross-section of the Canadian dream. This guide to living in Markham will break down the most […]

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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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Jobs in Snow Removal and Snow & Ice Management

Written By MPS Team On October 24, 2022

Do you think you have what it takes to work in snow removal? Snow removal work is definitely not for the faint of heart! It takes commitment, dedication, and perseverance but the benefits of good pay, the sense of accomplishment you will experience, and time off during the winter months is worth it! The MPS […]

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Where to Donate Clothes and Other Items in Markham

Written By MPS Team On September 22, 2022

Whether you’re making room for a new seasonal wardrobe or are looking for ways to help the less fortunate, donating clothes can benefit you, the community and the environment.   Below, we discuss where to drop off second-hand clothes in the city of Markham.   How to Recycle Clothes  Clothes that are in good condition have no […]

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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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Commercial Snow Insurance: The Disappearance of Small Snow Removal Contractors

Written By MPS Team On July 26, 2022

As a commercial property owner, are you struggling to find a commercial snow & ice management contractor for your buildings? In recent years many small and medium contractors have dropped out of the snow industry due to multiple contributing factors. Insurance continues to be one of the top challenges for the snow removal industry.  Labour, […]

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Sloped Yard Landscape Design

Written By MPS Team On July 15, 2022

Do you have a large hill or slope in your yard? You may be thinking “how do I design a landscape for a sloped yard?”. It’s very common for homes to have changing grades and elevations on their lot, also known as slopes, in the front yard or backyard. Having a sloped yard isn’t a […]

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Deck vs. Patio: When to Go with One Over the Other

Written By MPS Team On June 9, 2022

Sprucing up your landscape provides an excellent backdrop for barbecue season. When you decide to invest in your backyard outdoor living space, you have main two choices—deck vs. patio. There are tons of factors to consider in determining which one suits your outdoor space, lifestyle, and budget. We analyze multiple aspects to help you choose […]

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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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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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