How to Compost at Home | Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Written By mps-admin On December 2, 2021

As the subject of sustainability gains popularity across Canada, more Canadians are learning how to compost at home. Working with as many plants as we do, we’ve come to recognize that the composting process at home doesn’t need to be stressful. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that there are plenty of compostable […]

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Can You Start A Landscape Project in the Fall?

Written By mps-admin On October 18, 2021

Can I start a landscape project in the fall? – The answer is Yes! The fall is the best time to contact a landscape contractor to begin planning your landscape project. Some landscape contractors may have immediate availability that fall or can start the design process for the following spring. Depending on the weather and […]

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Why We Love Planting In The Fall

Written By mps-admin On September 16, 2021

By late summer many homeowners are starting to think about fall cleanups and putting their gardens to bed in preparation for winter. Many are surprised to discover that fall is the second-best time to plant or lay sod! This is because the weather conditions in the fall are more ideal for plants and sod to […]

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Why Should I Mulch My Gardens? The Benefits Of Garden Mulch

Written By mps-admin On September 13, 2021

So, what is mulch and why should you mulch your gardens? Mulch is an organic or inorganic material that is spread over the soil in your gardens. Mulch decreases the maintenance required for your garden and offers benefits such as supporting soil health and fertility, reducing weed growth and soil erosion, improves water retention, and […]

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All You Need to Know About Raking Leaves in The Fall | Leaf Raking 101

Written By mps-admin On September 1, 2021

The funny thing about buying a home is that many of us are drawn to shady streets with mature trees. However, once you move in it doesn’t take long to realize that mature trees equal high maintenance. Here we explain all you need to know about raking leaves in the fall. Raking Leaves In The […]

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Finding Commercial Snow Removal & Ice Management in the GTA – Why Choose MPS?

Written By mps-admin On August 27, 2021

Quality snow and ice management is vital to the safety of your clients and employees during the winter months. Additionally, quick and effective removal of snow and ice from public areas is required by local bylaws. However, choosing the right commercial snow removal & ice management company in the GTA can be daunting. When deciding […]

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MPS’ Dave Grant Receives ‘Snow Operations Employee of 2021’ From SIMA

Written By mps-admin On August 11, 2021

MPS is committed to continual learning, best practices and collaboration, which is why we’ve been members of the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) since 2001. SIMA is a non-profit trade association with a focus on training, events, and best practices related to snow plowing, ice management, and business management. Their mission is to empowering […]

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7 Winter Landscape Trees You Should Plant This Year | Beautiful Colours All Year Long

Written By mps-admin On August 4, 2021

Canadian winters can leave your property looking bare and colourless. However, there are many species of trees and bushes you can plant that will maintain beautiful colours all year long. Here are seven winter landscape trees that add unexpected punches of colour to keep your gardens looking lovely even in the dead of winter. 1. […]

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The MPS Health & Safety Program

Written By mps-admin On July 29, 2021

At MPS our Health & Safety Program is comprised of both Occupational and Operational safety and is based upon three fundamental procedures: training, accountability & prevention, and continual improvement. Together, these strategies help build a “culture of safety” within our daily workplaces and job sites and require all our team members to understand their roles […]

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Landscape Terminology

Written By mps-admin On July 23, 2021

If you’re unfamiliar with the landscape industry, you might not be using the proper words or landscape terminology when discussing your future project. It’s a great idea to familiarize yourself with landscape terminology before consulting with a landscape designer to make sure you’re accurately describing the work you’d like done! Landscaping is a general term […]

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