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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.

It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Snow Removal

You may be thinking to yourself “Isn’t it a little early to be planning for snow removal?” However, for commercial property owners and managers, now is the perfect time to make these types of winter preparations and for a number of reasons. As professionals in commercial snow removal for Edina and the surrounding areas we would like to tell you why.

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For one, it’s Minnesota. And, Minnesota winters have a mind of their own. The first big snow could happen any time now. So don’t procrastinate or you may find yourself frantically trying to make calls and set up plans for an impending snowstorm. And, the high quality, dependable commercial snow removal providers like Advanced Irrigation fill up quickly. They can only take on so many customers in order to clear them all in a timely fashion so if you wait too long, you may be out of luck.

Large commercial properties require a lot of planning. Many factors need to be taken into consideration when determining the amount of time and the cost of the snow removal and ice treatment of 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 be back in business sooner than later.

When it comes to something as important as safety, it is important that you hire the right company well before winter even hits to ensure you have the right action plan in place. By hiring well in advance, you will be able to align with snow plowing best practices, create a request for proposal, and receive an outline of what the property should look like once the snow plowing service has been conducted.

At Advanced Irrigation, we’re ready to respond to snow or ice emergencies 24 hours aday. And we closely monitor weather conditions so we’ll be ready to jump into action when we’re needed most.

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!

We have built entire business to help you manage the many challenges your commercial property may face; including snow and ice removal. If you are ready for more information on commercial snow removal for your Edina business, call us today at (612) 599-8675 or a free estimate.

5 Fall Lawn Care Tasks to Tackle Right Now

There are a few things your lawn and landscape will need before the onset of winter. As expert providers of lawn care services for Maple Grove and the surrounding areas, we know all of the essential steps toward maintaining a beautiful, lush lawn. And, the best way to ensure a thick, green, and healthy lawn in the spring is to give it some well-timed care in the fall. That’s why we would like to provide a list of essential lawn care services your lawn needs this autumn. And, if you need assistance with or don’t have time for any of these tasks, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Advanced Irrigation and we will happily take care of them for you.lawn care services

Continue Cutting…For Now

Grass continues to grown until the first hard frost and so regular cuts are still necessary to keep it at an ideal height. If it gets too long it will mat and become vulnerable to fungi like snow mold. Cutting grass too short, however, is just as bad because it curtails the root system and impedes the lawn’s ability to withstand winter cold.

Remove Leaves

Leaves may look pretty but they’re no good for grass; blocking the light and trapping moisture, becoming potentially fatal for the grass beneath. So when the leaves are falling, it is important you or your professional lawn care service blows or rakes them away as often as possible.


If your lawn isn’t getting at least an inch of water a week (a rain gauge is a useful way to keep track) then keep the irrigation system running until the end of October. Then, schedule your fall blowout for your irrigation system right away. This is one of the many lawn care services we provide at Advanced Irrigation.


Just as grass roots need water to last the winter, they also benefit from fertilizer to help protect them winter weather.

Spread Seed

Another one of our many lawn care services we provide, spreading seed is great at protecting your turf from weeds come spring. Not only does seeding help fill in thin spots or bare patches, it allows us to introduce the latest in resilient, drought-tolerant grasses. Fall is the best time to seed because the ground is still warm, moisture is more plentiful and the sun is not as hot during the day.

And, these are just some of the essential lawn care services that should be performed this fall. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and why we are considered one of the most trusted names in lawn care services in the Maple Grove area. Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you can request a Free Estimate.