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It’s Peony Season!

Peonies are herbaceous perennial plants (come back year-year) with large, layered blossoms and deeply lobed leaves. Peonies are among the most popular garden plants in temperate regions, ranging in colour from purple, red, pink, white or yellow. The luscious flower...

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Managing Risks & Hazards: The MPS Health & Safety Program

At MPS Property Services, the health & safety of all our team members, our clients and all worksite parties is of the utmost importance. Building a culture of behaviour-based safety that is demonstrated day in and day out is what sets MPS apart from most property...

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Spring Is The Time To Do Some Winter Damage Repair

The onset of spring is always most welcome for many wonderful reasons; warmer weather, birds singing, flowers blooming and the satisfaction that the driveway and front steps won’t need to be cleared of snow and ice for seven glorious months! Winter, however, cannot...

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The Evolution of Snow Removal Equipment

A History of Snow Removal The latest and greatest in snow removal technology is always a topic of great interest for our industry. The newest equipment, with sectional wing plows or containment blades, heated pavement & snow melting machines, and various options...

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The Environmental Impact of Snow Removal

Salt & The Environment The snow removal industry plays a very important role in keeping people safe throughout the winter season; be it on roadways, driveways, walkways or parking lots. Unfortunately, as with many other industries, there is an environmental impact...

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MPS Winter 2017-2018 Weather Outlook

Our Predictions for Winter 2017-2018   What affects Ontario’s Winter Weather? The winter weather patterns in Southern Ontario are affected by multiple different factors. Active weather systems from the U.S.A and Western Canada can track North-East, bringing with...

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The Science of Salt

What is "salt", and how does it work? There are a lot of misconceptions in the Snow & Ice industry about salt, salt use and the “Science of Salt” itself, which can often lead to its misuse or misapplication. Snow & Ice Industry  The type of salt used in the...

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Preparing for Severe Winter Weather

How to Best Prepare your Commercial Property for Severe Winter Weather Events When severe winter weather is in the forecast, both snow & ice management contractors and property owners/managers need to be on the same page in order to reduce potential risk and...

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Fall Yard Clean-Ups

Fall Yard Clean-Ups: Getting your Property Prepared & Ready for Winter Despite our recent run of (finally!) “summer-like” temperatures and sunshine, the reality is that winter is just around the corner. This means that cold, snowy, blustery weather will be here...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Winter Snow Removal Contracts

Commercial Snow Removal Contracts Choosing the right Snow & Ice Management company to provide winter service for your property is often a difficult choice to make. After all, no two companies are created equally! When deciding on which company to select for your...

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Fall Container Gardening

Bring the Shades and Textures of Fall to Your Home As summer comes to an end, it’s time to replace and revive your summer garden containers! Fall container gardening adds a fun and seasonal splash of colour to your entryway. As summer transitions into fall, think...

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Falling For Water Features

Trending Water Features Water features have been a staple of landscape design since time immemorial, Roman fountains and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are just a couple that come to mind, and have obviously evolved dramatically over time! From large ponds teeming...

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Composite Decking: A No-Fuss Luxury Deck

What is Composite Decking? Composite decking is a low-maintenance, high performance product, made from recycled materials that offers a no-fuss luxury deck. Why Do We Prefer Composite Decking? Decking options are plentiful these days, so it’s important to do your...

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Snow & Ice Management: Setting the New Standard

Professional Development, Ongoing Education and Continual Improvement for MPS in the Snow & Ice Management Industry In order to remain a top snow & ice management provider in what has become a very competitive service industry, MPS Property Services...

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