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Plan for Spring with These Beautiful Benefits of Landscapes

The first day of spring was March 20th and our area is beginning to feel the warmth and joy of spring! Now is an exciting time for spring cleaning and bringing the lawn and landscape back to life. If you haven’t started planning your spring and summer landscaping or if you are unsure if it’s something you even want to tackle at all; we are here to remind you of the many benefits it can offer! In addition to looking and smelling amazing, there is real, tangible value in proper landscaping; well-managed landscapes offer tremendous benefits for people and for the environment. As the expert landscaping company for Buffalo and the surrounding areas, we would like to offer up some of the most exciting benefits to investing in landscaping for your home or business. And, when you’re ready to get started this spring, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we can plan and install a beautiful landscape custom tailored for your unique property. 

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Natural Cleaner

A growing body of research has demonstrated how important it is to incorporate tree canopies, grasses and parks into cities and towns. They provide a wide range of lifestyle benefits that improve the quality of life for residents. So, don’t neglect this beneficial aspect for your own landscape. Grasses are natural environmental cleaners that can even play a vital role in cleaning up the air around your home. It can capture dust, smoke particles and other pollutants as well as produce oxygen. In fact, grasses absorb carbon dioxide and break it down into oxygen; producing clean air to breathe for you and your family!

Cooling

And, grass is also much cooler than blacktop and cement. With green grass and a canopy of trees surrounding your home, you can enjoy a cooler environment that can even help reduce your cooling costs.

Mood Lifter

It is important that lawns and landscapes remain a viable component of healthy communities. After all, having a lush, green landscape can improve overall morale and mental health. The benefits of human interaction with plants, trees, and grass are also well studied and documented and workers are even more productive when working in environments with plants.

It’s simple; people feel better when they’re surrounded by beautiful grass, trees and plants. Did you know that the U.S. Forest Service found that neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and larger yard trees  experience reduced crime rates? Landscapes are amazing! 

Are you ready to get started planning your own beautiful landscape? Contact our landscaping company in Buffalo. Our team has many years of experience and looks forward to helping make your Buffalo yard look fantastic. Give Advanced Irrigation a call today at (612) 599-8675 or Contact Us.

How Did Your Business Fare the Weather?

The past few weeks have brought Arctic-cold weather here to the Twin Cities. From subzero temperatures in the negative 30s to snow and ice; there has been plenty of reasons to stay home. However, when it comes to your business, it is important to have a plan in place to help keep your doors open. How did your business fare the recent weather? Were you able to remove the snow and ice needed to open your doors? In the cold temperatures that arrived directly after the snowfall, we sure hope you weren’t out shoveling yourself! For winter weather such as this, it is important to have a commercial snow removal company in Lakeville you can depend on. Here at Advanced Irrigation, we are the lawn care and commercial snow removal company Minnesotans depend on for their commercial lawn care needs.

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This likely is not the last we’ve seen of extreme winter weather here in the Twin Cities area. So, if you haven’t put plan into place yet, there is no time like today! It is crucial that the commercial snow removal you hire is reputable and dependable. No one wants to be left out in the cold! So start with a company that is a member of the Snow and Ice Management Association.

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 commercial snow removal companies what specific snow removal services they offer. Is it just one guy with a shovel and some 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?

And, these are just a few important tips to keep in mind. Do you need trustworthy and reliable commercial snow removal in the Lakeville area? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Important Tips for Proper Snow Removal

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the upper midwest region should expect snow well into March. So it is essential us Minnesotans have a trustworthy snow removal plan in place to tackle winter and early spring snow. Even if you don’t have a plan in place already, there is still time to do so! Here at Advanced Irrigation, we specialize in more than irrigation systems and expert lawn care services, we also provide professional snow plowing for Buffalo and the entire surrounding area. We can provide you with comprehensive, dependable snow plowing and snow removal for your business property for a safer, snow-free winter. 

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Not sure about the benefits of professional snow plowing? Or, are you unsure how to hire the right snow plowing company? Here are some important tips to keep in mind:

After a snow storm or big snowfall, your property’s sidewalks, roads and walkways can become slippery and dangerous. It is important to ensure your entire perimeter is safe to walk on with snow plowing services you can depend on. You may have a few shovels to take care of an entrance or two, but in order to have all walkways and parking lots safe and clear, you’re likely going to require professional snow plowing.

When it comes to something as important as safety, it is important that you hire the right company to ensure you have the right action plan in place. By hiring and scheduling professional snow plowing services you will be able to align with snow plowing best practices and receive an outline of what the property should look like once the snow plowing service has been conducted. Then, once a big snow hits, you will know who’s taking care of it and what to expect when they’re finished. 

It is also important you hire a reputable snow plowing company that has your best interest in mind. Advanced Irrigation is a member of the Snow and Ice Management Association or SIMA, which is a non-profit trade organization for snow and ice industry professionals. It promotes professionalism among its members, gives its members networking and educational opportunities and it provides leadership for those in the snow and ice removal industry.

If you call Advanced Irrigation to schedule your snow plowing, you won’t have to worry about what will happen in the event of a big snow for the rest of the winter! We have a great reputation in this area  so you can depend on us to get the job done right.

Are you looking for reliable snow plowing in Buffalo or any of the surrounding area? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Happy Holidays from Advanced Irrigation

As 2018 is coming to a close, we want to thank our clients for another great year. We are grateful to continue serving the Twin Cities metro and surrounding areas with our landscaping, irrigation and lawn care services. This would not be possible without the support from all of you!

We want to thank each and every one of you who has used our services or visited our nursery this past year. We hope you will trust us for all your future irrigation and landscaping needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Happy Holidays

Winterscaping & Planning for Spring

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While winter may have arrived here in Minnesota, it doesn’t mean your landscaping plans must come to a standstill. After all, there are many things you can do to enhance your property’s landscaping this winter as well as a few ways you can prepare for the spring. As experts in landscape design for Elk River and the surrounding areas, we at Advanced Irrigation would like to offer up some tips to get you started. And, when you’re ready design and install a beautiful new landscape at your unique property, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can get started right away planning and creating the right landscape for you.

Hardscaping is a great place to start during the winter months. The professionals in landscape design here at Advanced Irrigation can install hardscaping items like retaining walls, outdoor fire pits, pergolas, lighting and more. But the key to their aesthetic appeal in wintertime is maintenance. It is important to keep them clear of snow and ice so that they can be a focal point throughout the non growing season.

When the plants go through their dormant stages in winter, it is a great idea to have a landscape design that has implemented some hardscaping. Eyes will be drawn less to the dormant trees and shrubbery and more to the beautiful hardscaping design on your property. There are so many things that you can do to enjoy your lawn and garden, even while they are covered by snow and ice.

The key to landscape design in winter is how well it was installed. A winter surviving landscape design will need a good solid base and options for drainage. Snow and ice accumulate, mass, ultimately melting. The melt should not pool or sit on the surface of your hardscaping only to refreeze. A landscape design installed via hardscaping professionals should be set up adequately to allow for this.

Do you currently not have the hardscaping or landscape design you desire to enhance your property during the winter months? It is never to early to start planning! Start gathering inspiration and ideas for what you’d like your landscape design to incorporate and contact the professionals at Advanced Irrigation right away! We would love to talk about what you’re looking for in your landscape, how we can help you maintain your current one this winter (including snow and ice removal) and make a plan of action for spring.

If you are ready for more information on landscape design for your Elk River home or business, call Advanced Irrigation today at (612) 599-8675 for a free estimate.