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How Snowfall Can Impact Business & What to Do About It

How Snowfall Can Impact Business & What to Do About It

It seems like just yesterday it was summer but snow could be falling any day now. Whether you’re a seasoned Minnesotan or are a new business owner just learning the ropes here, it is vital to be prepared for the weather ahead. The annual average snowfall here in the Twin Cities area is approximately 54 inches, with nearly half of that falling in November and December. The first big snow could happen any time now. So don’t delay on setting up professional snow plowing!  If you do, you may find yourself frantically trying to make calls and set up plans for an impending snowstorm. Snowfall can impact your business in a variety of ways so it is essential to be prepared. Snow can create transportation and safety issues leading to empty inventories and reduced productivity that fail to meet demand. This can cause decreased business, less purchasing by storefronts and reduced revenue for production companies and other businesses. So, before the winter weather hits, the experts in snow plowing for Monticello and the surrounding areas would like to offer information on how to avoid disastrous effects on business this winter. 

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Commercial properties require a lot of planning. Many factors must to be taken into account when determining the time and cost of snow plowing and ice treatment for your property. Professional snow removal experts will consider its overall size, number of walkways, the size of the parking areas, time of normal business hours, and type of business to create a snow removal plan best suited for you. That way, when snow hits, you can bounce back sooner than later.

It also doesn’t help that the snowy months are also an incredibly important commercial season. Black Friday marks the beginning of the shopping rush leading up to Christmas, and there will likely be several inches of snow already by the time it gets here.

Aside from the understandable aggravation of driving in inclement weather, if your parking lot and other roadways are left unattended, they became a breeding ground for automobile accidents. This cause a high incidence of calling out as well as decreased productivity. Make sure your employees feel confident knowing that when they come to their office or storefront they will be greeted by a professionally plowed lot. 

Don’t put off your commercial snow removal preparedness one more day! Contact the experts at Advanced Irrigation and we can get your snow removal plan underway. For more information on snow plowing for your Monticello business, call us today at (612) 599-8675 for a free estimate.

Late Summer Lawn Care

Lawn looking not-so-green? The late summer can bring dry conditions and high or fluctuating temperatures that can result in a crisp, dry lawn. And let’s face it, crisp and dry is not ideal for any landscape. Lush and green is what everyone property owner is looking for and the experts here at Advanced Irrigation are here to help. We can install and maintain a water sprinkler system for your Maple Gove home to ensure your lawn is getting what it needs. 

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Here is some more information about how a water sprinkler system is an essential to your late summer lawn care:

Your lawn should receive about 1/3 an inch of water every two days in order to maintain deeper roots, thus helping protect against drought. A water sprinkler system can be programmed to water the lawn and ensure your yard is getting all the water it needs to grow. Plus, these systems come with a rain sensor, so it will automatically turn off or adjust the amount of water according to how much rain has fallen. A water sprinkler system is also a great way to help conserve water, and it also helps make sure every part of your yard and landscaping is getting an even amount of water through the rest of the growing season.

Another essential part of late summer lawn care is the correct amount of mowing. This is usually a very simple chore, but it is incredibly important to help maintain your lawn’s health when it’s hot outside. And don’t over mow your lawn. The grass blades are what turn sunlight into food. Lots of food encourages the growth of a vigorous root system and healthy roots produce more grass blades and you get a thicker, lusher lawn. If you cut too often and too short, your grass won’t be able to retain the water and food it needs to grow.

It is also a great time to think about scheduling your fall blowout. Now is a great time to call Advanced Irrigation to schedule a fall blow out for your water sprinkler system. This is basically a way to make sure your irrigation system and its components don’t freeze and break when the outdoor temperatures start to plummet. We will come to your home and do tasks like draining the water out of your system and draining the pipes, among other things.

Ready to learn more about how a water sprinkler system can help your late summer landscaping? We can install and maintain a water sprinkler system at your Maple Grove property! Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or Request a Free Estimate!

Keep Things Green with Commercial Irrigation

Summer doesn’t officially begin until later this month but hot summer-like weather has already hit the Twin Cities. Is your business’ lawn and landscaping prepared to beat the heat? One of the best ways to arm your commercial landscaping against the dreaded brown lawn is with a commercial irrigation system from Advanced Irrigation. We are the experts in the installation and maintenance of commercial irrigation for Minneapolis. We can custom tailor an irrigation system to meet the needs of your business’ unique property as well as monitor and maintain your system to ensure it is working efficiently throughout the season.

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Water is the key ingredient to a lush lawn and can help provide your business with fantastic curb appeal. But it is important to ensure the water is reaching the grass’ roots. The rule of thumb is to water deeply but infrequently: this will encourage the roots to grow deep into the soil. If you water too frequently, the grass will grow shorter roots and the grass will dry out during dry spells and droughts. Your commercial irrigation system can be programmed to do just that. Irrigation systems can help ensure your business’ lawn is getting the water it needs to grow its best.

It is also recommended that the irrigation system does its work during the morning so that less of the water evaporates in the heat and more goes into the ground. If you come to us for irrigation systems, we can put one in place that will water your grass properly; at the right time and at the right amount. In fact, there are many variables that can alter the design of the system. We take into consideration:

  • Lawn shape
  • Landscape layout
  • Soil type
  • Soil density
  • Weeds
  • Lawn damage
  • And more

Really, the most important thing you can do to combat a dry, brown lawn is to utilize a commercial irrigation system. Being sure you get the water deep in the soil will help keep it looking nice and green. And, by by targeting the areas most in need of hydration, water can be conserved, benefitting both the environment and your business.

Are you ready to learn more about how commercial irrigation can benefit your Minneapolis business? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you contact us to Request a Free Estimate. We can help keep your lawn looking green and pristine!

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.