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Do You Have a Snow and Ice Management Plan?
September 15, 2021

Snow and ice are dangerous to walk on. In fact, slip/trip/fall (STF) incidents cost $15 billion dollars in direct costs each year. The average STF pedestrian incident costs $18,000-30,000 while the average workers comp claim is $25,000-40,000 an incident. That is a lot of money to lose if you don’t…

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Why Irrigation Blowouts are Important in the Twin Cities
August 31, 2021

Irrigation blowouts prepare your irrigation system for winter in the Twin Cities. If there is water in your irrigation system when the weather gets cold, it can ruin your system. Pipes can freeze and then burst. Sprinkler heads can shatter. You will have to dig up the pipes in the…

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How to Aerate Your Lawn
August 26, 2021

Aerating your lawn is not difficult and it really helps your grass grow lush and thick. There are only a few steps that you have to take. By the end of this article, you will know why you aerate your lawn, the equipment you need to do so, how to…

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Lawn Sprinkler Systems 101
July 31, 2021

Watering your landscapes uses a third of the water in our urban and suburban residential and commercial areas. That comes to about nine billion gallons of water a day in the United States. As drought becomes more frequent and more severe, landowners must water as efficiently as possible. If you’re…

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How To Hire The Best Landscaping Vendor For Your HOA
July 24, 2021

Landscaping for your HOA is probably one of the biggest expenses your group has. Finding a good landscaping vendor can be time consuming and difficult. The wrong choice can cause property prices to fall, homeowners to be unhappy, and potential homeowners to find another place to buy. It can even…

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Commercial Landscape Lighting – Is Your Property Safe at Night?
June 23, 2021

Commercial landscape lighting is important for several reasons. Lights on pathways and stairs keep people from tripping or falling, which could lead to lawsuits. Lighting up your landscape helps prevent crime; criminals can’t hide in properly lit areas. Lights also help people navigate at night. If it’s too dark to…

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How to Repair A Pet Damaged Lawn
June 9, 2021

At All Metro Service Companies, we are often called upon to repair a pet-damaged lawn. This is especially true of damage done by dogs. In fact, as your lawn greens up this spring, you may have found patches of dead grass. While there are other causes of dead areas in…

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Choosing the Best Lawn Fertilizer for Your Yard
May 30, 2021

Finding the best lawn fertilizer for your yard can be confusing. There are so many options: organic vs. synthetic, liquid vs. granular, and slow-release vs. quick-release. This article will help you narrow the choices down to what is best for your turfgrass.   The Meaning of the Numbers When you…

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How to Identify Common Lawn Pests
May 15, 2021

Common lawn pests can really do a number on your turfgrass. They can leave it yellow and dead instead of lush and green. Getting rid of these pests requires figuring out what pests you have since not all treatments kill all lawn pests. Below, we’ve listed some of the most…

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What to Ask When Hiring a Provider for Lawn Mowing Services
April 28, 2021

Hiring a provider for lawn mowing services is just like hiring for any position. You should do a preliminary phone interview or reach out to the company online. If they answer your preliminary questions satisfactorily, then you need to have them come out and see your lawn. Then you can…

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Minnesota Tree and Shrub Pruning Guide
April 12, 2021

Pruning trees and shrubs mean selectively removing branches to keep the tree or shrub healthy and look pleasing. Removing out the dead and dying branches, or ones infested with pests or disease, keep the problem from getting worse. Trimming off branches that pose a safety risk keeps people and buildings,…

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The Importance of Spring Clean-Up for Landscaping
March 26, 2021

You may have heard you need to do a spring clean-up for your landscaping, but not be sure exactly what you need to do or why. This clean-up sets your landscape up to succeed from spring until it goes dormant next winter. Below are several things you need to do…

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