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Benefits of Artificial Turf

Written By mps-admin On July 15, 2021

There is nothing like the feeling of well-maintained grass under your feet, however, we know the amount of maintenance required for a perfectly manicured lawn! A great alternative to traditional grass is artificial turf. Artificial turf has come a long way in the past 10 years, with the newest generations available in an array of […]

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10 Landscaping issues that DECREASE Your Home’s Value

Written By mps-admin On July 9, 2021

Professional landscaping increases the curb appeal of your home, adding 5-15% to your home’s value! In general, you should spend around 10% of your home’s value on the landscaping, for more information click here! Although landscaping can increase your home’s value, if it’s not built or maintained properly it can also DECREASE the value of […]

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Designing and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Written By mps-admin On June 24, 2021

As Canadians, we don’t want to waste a second of the short-lived summer weather we receive. The desire to entertain and spend time outside became even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to an increase in requests for backyard landscape designs which include outdoor kitchens or BBQ stations. Designing and building an […]

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Vertical Landscaping Elements – Walls, Steps & Pillars

Written By mps-admin On June 18, 2021

What elevates a landscape design literally and figuratively? Vertical landscaping elements! Have you ever been admiring a landscape design and wondered what sets it apart from other designs you’ve seen? Chances are, it is the depth and dimension that has been carefully styled into the landscape design by incorporating vertical landscape elements. A professional landscape […]

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3 Things to Do in Markham on Canada Day 2021

Written By mps-admin On June 1, 2021

Your annual search for things to do in Markham on Canada Day is probably a little different this year, just as it was last year. With the COVID-19 pandemic response still ongoing, there’s no certainty as to whether large events will be allowed. But, if you don’t want to miss out on the patriotic fun, […]

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How to Landscape Around a Pool

Written By mps-admin On May 28, 2021

Landscaping around a pool is like the icing on the cake; it helps tie everything together and influences the entire look of your backyard.  Whether you’re installing a new pool, or you’re renovating the landscape around an existing pool, there are important landscape decisions to make that will affect your backyard for years to come. […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Landscape Contractor

Written By mps-admin On May 20, 2021

In the past year, there has been an increased demand for home improvement services, including landscaping. However, finding a reputable contractor for any type of home improvement project can be daunting, and requires research. MPS has been in the landscape industry for over 30 years and we have heard hundreds of horror stories from customers […]

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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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