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8 Fun Outdoor Games & Activities to Play with Your Kids this Summer

Written By mps-admin On May 1, 2021

Once the temperatures warm up and it starts feeling more like summer, our attention inevitably turns to the outdoors. It’s no secret that life was quite different last summer and seems like it might be again, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and make it memorable for your kids. Sometimes, the most simple games […]

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Big Ideas for Small Backyard Landscape Designs

Written By mps-admin On April 23, 2021

The size of your backyard doesn’t matter, it’s all about how you use it! Current residential subdivisions are built on smaller lots with reduced backyards, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate all the features of a bigger backyard. Here are some of MPS’ big ideas and tips for your small backyard landscape design! Optimize […]

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5 Most Trending Colours for Outdoor Furniture & Accents 2021

Written By mps-admin On April 12, 2021

Colour can be one of the most exciting aspects of any home design, and outdoor furniture is no exception. If you’re looking to update and refresh your patio space, then adding furniture or accents in new colours is an excellent idea. To guide you, we’ve collected the best outdoor furniture colour trends for 2021. 1. […]

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Elements of a Front Yard Landscape Design

Written By mps-admin On April 8, 2021

Your front landscape is one of the most important features for creating a good first impression of your home. Not only does a front yard landscape improve the curb appeal of your home, but it also increases the resale value of your property. Some even argue that the front landscape is more important than the […]

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A Landscape Design for the Whole Family

Written By mps-admin On March 26, 2021

Now, more than ever, it’s important to have a private and safe space for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors. A backyard landscape allows your family a safe escape from the indoors. To fully maximize your outdoor space, it needs to include elements for everyone in the family to enjoy. When you’re first planning […]

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10 Signs of an Outdated Landscape

Written By mps-admin On March 15, 2021

Is your landscape outdated? How to tell if your landscape is out of style. Generally, at this time of year, the snow is slowly melting away and revealing the landscape beneath it. You might be noticing your landscape looks a little different than you remember? In the spring you are looking at your landscape with […]

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How to Find a Reputable Landscape Company

Written By mps-admin 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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2021 Landscape Season in Markham & GTA

Written By mps-admin On February 17, 2021

As many of you know, Spring 2020 was the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown here in Ontario. With restrictions that seemed to change daily, there was a lot of uncertainty and sales were slow from April through May. However early summer brought about a boom in landscape design consultations. We soon discovered that most people […]

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How to Get Your Patio Ready for Spring

Written By mps-admin On December 15, 2020

Once the warmer weather arrives, it’s time to get your patio ready for some entertaining and barbecuing. However, if you take a look at your patio and the other hardscaping in your yard you will probably find that it has old grease and other stains on it from last year. It’s best to clean these […]

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

Written By mps-admin 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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