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How Landscaping Can Effect Your Branding

As a business or property owner, you understand the importance of a good first impression. But, something you may not realize is that your building’s landscaping and lawn is often what makes this first impression. As experts in commercial lawn care for Greenfield and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about the importance of proper commercial lawn care and the impact it can make on your business.

The overall image of your business is based on several factors that effectively leave an effect on clients and customers. One aspect that subtly impacts your brand value is the look of your property. The design of your landscape and its neatness and maintenance form a first impression on visitors. So, don’t take it lightly! Your commercial lawn says a lot about your creativity and organization.

The first thing that needs to be done is to hire the right commercial lawn care company that understands your needs and provides top notch service. At Advanced Irrigation we can not only design a landscape that looks great but provide maintenance to keep it looking lush and green. Here are a few more pointers and services that can truly benefit your commercial lawn and in turn, your brand:

  • Keep it green in Greenfield. Make sure the plants are watered on a regular basis and in the correct method. This can keep the landscaping looking fresh and lively.
  • Keep an eye on the overall health of the lawn, keeping the weeds away, pruning and trimming the plants and grasses, adding fertilizers and so on. The experts at Advanced Irrigation can handle this for you!
  • A very important part of maintaining a property is keeping it tidy and mess-free. Remove trash, debris and other unsightly objects to keep it looking neat and well-maintained.
  • Corrective pruning is one of the best ways to ensure beautiful flower beds. Our commercial lawn care company will go through your flower beds and prune the flowers that need it.
  • Have a key element in the landscape design that stands out in order to make an impact on the visitors. A beautiful mulched island, an area to relax, flower beds or trees can make a big difference.

And, these are just some of things you can do to elevate your commercial landscape. If you would like more information on our commercial lawn care services in Greenfield, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

How a Sprinkler System Can Actually Conserve Water

Earth Day is April 22nd and in its honor we would like to clear up some misconceptions about lawn irrigation systems and water usage. After all, here at Advanced Irrigation, we believe in doing everything we can to conserve water when we design, install and program every one of our irrigation systems. As experts in sprinkler system installation for Buffalo and the surrounding areas, we believe in helping Mother Nature and the environment through water conservation. This Earth Day, consider sprinkler system installation for your home or business as a way to save water and promote a healthier landscape. Ready to learn more? We would love to tell you more about our unique sprinkler system installation and a few of the things we do to ensure efficiency.

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Protecting the environment is a community and group effort. Everyone has to pitch in to make sure our planet stays healthy. And, one of the best ways to keep your yard looking good while also doing your part this Earth Day is to have weather-based controllers included in your sprinkler system installation.

Gone are the days of over-watering and wasting water with a hose and sprinkler or sprayer propped up in one spot. This old, outdated way of watering the lawn is incredibly wasteful. But, with a sprinkler system installation from Advanced Irrigation, you get a weather-based controller. Weather-based irrigation controllers work by calculating something called evapotranspiration. This is the combination of the water that the ground evaporates and the water that plant materials transpires. The weather-based controllers calculate this in real time by monitoring a weather station 24/7. The on-site weather station monitors conditions like rainfall, the wind, humidity and solar radiation.

The weather-based controllers are programmed by using unique characteristics of each microclimate within your yard and landscaping: plant and soil type, slope, sun and shade exposure and precipitation rate. Based on these factors, the controller will automatically adjust the watering times and frequencies for each zone in your yard. No water goes to waste and every drop is used to help your lawn grow lush and green.

And, not only does water efficiency from a sprinkler system installation benefit the environment, it can also benefit your wallet! Using less water means money savings un the long run.

Are you ready to get some more information on weather-based controllers and sprinkler system installation in Buffalo and the surrounding areas? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.

After the Snow Has Melted: Tips to Begin Your Spring Spruce Up

About a week ago the ground was completely covered in snow from one of this year’s many snowstorms. But rest assured spring will soon be on its way. And, that means we here at Advanced Irrigation will be busier than ever. We offer a variety of lawn care services for Lakeville and the surrounding areas and would like to offer a few tips to help get your lawn care kicked off right.Lawn Care Services Lakeville

  • While a lawn irrigation system will help water your lawn and keep your grass looking great, there are several other lawn care services that will make sure your lawn stays looking great from the beginning of spring until next winter. First, make sure debris gets cleaned off of your grass. If stuff like buckets, toys and leaves are left on your lawn, it could cause dead spots or interfere with the effectiveness of your lawn irrigation system or other lawn care services you’ve employed.
  • Next, apply grass seed and mulch. Look for areas of your yard where the grass looks like it is dead. Apply grass seed to those spots. Then take the time to mulch the bases of any trees, shrubs or flower beds. Mulch will help them to retain water and will help keep them warm when the nights turn chilly.
  • About once a week, go outside and inspect your lawn irrigation system. Look for any potential problems and give us a call if you spot any. Of course, Advanced Irrigation can also come out to inspect and repair your system whenever you want.
  • And, contrary to popular belief, mowing your grass shorter and more frequently does not always mean that your grass will not grow back as quickly. Mow your grass when it needs it and try to keep the grass blades at about 3 to 3 1/2 inches.
  • Don’t forget to water the lawn! Usually the morning is the best time of day. If you water during the afternoon, too much of the water might evaporate. If you water overnight, it could lead to mold growth and other problems like that. If you don’t want to worry about it, a sprinkler system could be the answer! And, it just so happens lawn irrigation is one of the many lawn care services we provide.
  • In terms of lawn care services, aeration is another important task because it leads to healthier and stronger grass.

And, these are just some important tasks to consider this spring! Are you interested in learning more about lawn care services in Lakeville? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or contact us and get a Free Estimate.

 

Forget Winter, Mulching Season is Just around the Corner!

Though Jack Frost still lingers, spring is just around the corner. And, one of the most exciting times of the year; spring mulching! The smell of new mulch symbolizes the beginning of the growing season and the look of mulch breathes new life into the landscaping. Our professional landscaping company for Elk River not only has an endless bounty of mulch in stock but we will gladly bring it along with us to help spring-ify your lawn. But, when is the best time to mulch? We’ve put together some guidelines for mulching as well as some of the benefits mulching your landscaping can offer.

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The first thing to keep in mind is that mulch is best applied from mid- to late spring to autumn, when the soil is moist and warm. It is best to avoid applying mulch in winter and early spring as the soil is too cold, and in summer, when it will be dry.

Mulch gives your garden a neat, tidy appearance and can reduce the amount of time spent on tasks like watering and weeding. Mulch can help soil retain moisture in summer, prevent weeds from growing and protect the roots of plants in winter.

Not having a hearty base of mulch surrounding your burgeoning plant-life can drastically limit the life and overall blossom of your landscaping efforts. So, don’t hesitate to call your trusted landscaping company to get started on mulching as soon as the ground is warm!

Whether you like it or not, always consider the option of a professional landscaping company, we can do it all at Advanced Irrigation. Mulch is made up of a combination of organic materials that run the gamut from bark or wood chips, leaves, grass, moss, straw and more.

In addition to its aesthetic value, mulch helps in the prevention of erosion that would otherwise occur on soil left uncovered. Primarily, rain and wind are the culprits behind erosion, causing a runoff effect. Erosion can ultimately expose the roots of your plant-life, where they then are left to face the elements. In addition to the prevention of nutrient depletion, mulch also adds nutrients to your soil as it breaks down over time.

And, these are just some of the reasons to contact your landscaping company about mulching sooner than later! Though it may not be spring quite yet, mulching season is just around the corner!
If you would like more information about our landscaping company near Elk River, call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

The Snow Has Arrived! So Find Your Commercial Snow Removal Company Today

The snow, wind and ice is here in Minnesota. So, if you’re unhappy with your commercial snow removal company or if you don’t have one scheduled yet, now is the time! Hiring a commercial snow removal company you can trust is important when bad weather strikes. We offer commercial snow removal in Buffalo and we have a few suggestions on what to look for when you start your search.

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The Internet is an excellent place to start. And don’t just read one review. Try to read a handful so you get more of an idea of how good the commercial snow removal they provide. Another great way to find a reputable commercial snow removal company is through word of mouth. You could ask other business owners in your area which commercial snow removal company they use and if they are happy with the service. Or you can go online and read reviews that other people have left about their commercial snow removal.

Advanced Irrigation is a member of the Snow and Ice Management Association, which is a non-profit trade organization for snow and ice industry professionals. Is your commercial snow removal company a member? It promotes professionalism among its members, it gives its members networking and educational opportunities and it provides leadership for those in the snow and ice removal industry. While it’s not a requirement that commercial snow removal companies be a part of this organization, it is always a good sign that the company is interested in the educational and professional opportunities that SIMA provides.

Ask the different companies you talk to what specific snow removal services they offer. Is it just one person with a shovel and a bag of rock salt? Or do they send a team of workers with a plow, shovels and a few different kinds of de-icer? And how soon after a snowfall do they come to your business to clear the snow and ice? Also, ask about fees charged. Is it a flat fee or do they charge per hour?

Keep in mind that if you call Advanced Irrigation for commercial snow removal, you won’t have to worry about any of this. We have a great reputation in this area for our commercial snow removal services and give you a complete rundown of what you can expect. So, don’t wait for the next snow to fall, contact us today!

For trustworthy, reliable commercial snow removal in Buffalo call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.