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When is the best time to water your lawn?

All property and homeowners want their property to look the best and that includes having a healthy green lawn. Your lawn is an important part of your property, as it not only serves as a great place to play and relax but also help reduce soil erosion. Since the...

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Grow Your Own Furniture

What would it be like to lounge about in your yard, enjoying the beautiful landscape while sitting & relaxing on a comfortable arm chair that you grew yourself? Well, thanks to the creativity of the designers at Turin, Italy’s Studio Nucleo, there is a product...

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Choosing MPS for your Landscape Project

Here’s what you can expect from MPS when you choose us for your landscape project! 1. Free Consultation! You’ve seen us around and have decided to contact us. At that point, we will ask you for some information about the project you are looking to start. For example...

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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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