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How to Prune Plants for Growth

Written By mps-admin 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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Common Water Feature Problems and Other Issues

Written By mps-admin On July 17, 2020

Water features are one of the least commonly requested landscape features that our MPS design team encounters. However, there are still many homeowners who are interested in the idea of incorporating a water feature or garden fountain to add a sensation of tranquility to their landscape. Running water helps induce a sense of rest and […]

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Man-Made vs. Natural Patio Stones: What’s the Difference?

Written By mps-admin On July 2, 2020

When designing outdoor living spaces, patio stones continue to be the most popular landscaping material for a range of projects. Whether it’s for a front entrance, porch overlay, backyard patio, poolscape or pathway; patio stones are an easy choice because of their durability, versatility and appearance. When choosing a patio stone for your landscape there […]

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How to Start a Garden with Kids

Written By mps-admin On June 17, 2020

With so much time being spent at home these days, parents looking for ways to keep their kids engaged and entertained don’t need to look any further than their own backyard. Starting a garden is a great way to promote exercise, creativity, problem-solving, get fresh air and more.  Keep reading to learn how to start […]

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The Fight Against Dandelions, Lawn Care and Pesticides

Written By mps-admin On June 11, 2020

What are Dandelions? Are dandelions overtaking your lawn? You’re not alone, since Ontario passed the cosmetic pesticide ban in 2009, it’s become increasingly common to see lawns covered in dandelions.  Bright yellow Dandelions are most commonly referred to as weeds, but they’re actually herbaceous perennials.  Although it seems as if dandelions are here to stay, […]

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Tropical Landscape Ideas for Your Ontario Yard

Written By mps-admin On June 3, 2020

Picture yourself in a tropical paradise, with turquoise waves rhythmically crashing onto the white sand beach, palm trees swaying in the warm breeze and vibrant lush gardens surrounding you. Wishing you could get away for a tropical vacation right now?! Unfortunately, that isn’t a reality for Ontarians right now, but we’ve got some tropical landscape […]

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How to Plan Your Landscape Project with Multiple Contractors

Written By mps-admin On May 26, 2020

Are you planning to remodel your outdoor living space this summer? Maybe you’re doing a simple deck installation, or something more complex involving renovations to the outside of your home. Depending on the scope of work, your project could involve multiple contractors, ranging from window installers, concrete work, electricians, roofers, pool installation or irrigation installers. If you’re not an experienced contractor, this may seem overwhelming. We’ve put together some common issues and […]

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MPS’s Landscape Design Consultation Process

Written By mps-admin On May 21, 2020

We keep hearing from customers that, since they’re not going away on vacation this summer, they will be investing in their landscape and outdoor living spaces instead. What a great way to take advantage of your property and enjoy a beautiful Canadian summer! The best way to get this process started is to book a free landscape design consultation with an MPS expert. Our […]

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How To Create A Butterfly Sanctuary In Your Backyard

Written By mps-admin On May 1, 2020

Have you always liked the idea of creating a butterfly sanctuary in your backyard? It all begins in the planning stages of your landscape design. To attract butterflies you’ll need some specific features to keep them fed, happy and safe from predators and inclement weather.  Having an expert landscape design and build team, like the one at MPS Property Services, can help bring your butterfly […]

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How to Get Your Patio Ready for Spring 

Written By mps-admin On April 16, 2020

Spring is here, the weather is warming up and you want to start spending more time outdoors. To fully enjoy the outdoors oasis that you have created you will want to get your patio ready for the upcoming seasons. Here’s our expert advise on how to get your patio ready for spring and summer.   Inspect […]

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