Yard and Lawn Care Brandon Mb

Yard and Lawn Care Brandon Mb

 

Steve’s Yard Care currently completed a big yard and lawn care job in Brandon Mb

 

This was a big job! At first glance it looked really bad but to see past that and understand what was required to complete the job was half the battle. Todays blog covers the complete process.

 

Lawn Care

First job was to get in there and take care of the lawn with a quick mow, trim and weed whack. Once this was done you get a feel for the lay of the yard and what service to provide next.

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Weed Removal

This particular property had various flower beds and one huge vegetable garden but sadly they were completely covered in weeds. From the photos you get a rough idea at the size of the job – 27 bags of weeds removed!

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Tiller Top Soil

Next up was to tiller the top soil in prep for planting, which isn’t a hard job but just extra equipment to the job site.

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This was a complete over haul on this particular yard, the customer was happy and that makes me happy!

 

Lawn and Yard Care Brandon Mb

 

 

For all Yard Care services from lawn care, hedge trimming, leaf removal, eavestrough cleaning and snow removal please visit – http://www.stevesyardcare.ca

Eavestrough Cleaning Tips

Eavestrough Cleaning Brandon Mb

Eavestrough Cleaning Brandon Manitoba

Eavestrough Cleaning Brandon Manitoba | Steve’s Yard Care

 

We remove all leaves and loose dirt, clear all downpipes from obstructions and ensure proper water flow. We will also check for damage to eavestrough and guttering and report to the customer (we do not repair – simply an honest evaluation)
We use ladder stand offs so that eavestroughs are not damaged

 

 

How to clean?

Scoop out all loose debris. Starting at a drain outlet at the low end of the gutter, use a garden trowel or a gutter scoop and scoop out all debris, working away from the drain outlet. It’s easiest to do this when the debris is slightly damp and not soggy or dried and encrusted. To minimize cleanup later, you can scoop the debris into a plastic bucket.

Check downpipes
Clear obstructions in downpipes. If water doesn’t drain freely then try flushing the debris down with a hose. If that doesn’t work, use a extension pole and attachment to free and pull out the debris from the bottom or, in some situations, to push it through from the top.
Maintenance
Also check downpipes for rust, peeling paint or leaks, and make sure they are fixed tightly against the fascia boards. Check the fascia boards themselves for dry rot or other damage, and, if need be, replace them with treated lumber.
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How often should they be cleaned?
The eavestroughs and gutters should be cleaned twice a year, at the beginning of fall and at the beginning of spring, however at least once a year should be fine. If you clean the gutters at the beginning of fall, the leaves should still be dry and easier to remove.
Would you rather hire professionals?
 
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Snow Removal

Snow Removal Brandon MB

 

Snow Removal Brandon Manitoba

Snow and ice removal from around your home or place of work is an essential part of winter safety. However, injuries can happen!

When using a snow shovel make sure the shovel fits your body size and your level of strength. Using one that is too short means that you will be leaning forward more as you shovel the snow, and you are running the risk of a back injury by doing so. Choose a snow shovel that is comfortable to use and is not too long or too heavy.

The proper way to lift a shovel full of snow is to keep your back straight while bending your knees and squatting down with your legs apart. Do not throw the shovelfuls of snow over your shoulder or to the side. Instead, carry them to where you want to place the snow. Keep your arms close to your body instead of outstretched when carrying shovelfuls of snow. Doing this reduces stress placed on your back and spine.

Snow and ice removal from around your home is an essential winter safety activity.
However, injuries can happen!
Start removing the snow when the ground is lightly covered and keep clearing it often. Doing this reduces the build up of heavy, packed snow. Rather than lifting the snow, push it as much as possible. If you must lift the snow, do not overload the shovel. If the snow is deep, remove it in layers.
Putting a layer of rock salt (sodium chloride) on icy areas is an effective way to melt the ice. However, rock salt can cause damage to concrete and metal surfaces. If you or any neighbours have pets then it could be wise to pick a pet friendly ice melt. Before using any ice melting products always read the labels carefully.
Snow blowers are very effective at clearing snow and can save your back; however, they bring their own dangers. Always inspect your snow blower thoroughly before each use. Keep the machine in good repair, so make a point of ensuring the machine has enough oil and that its tires are inflated properly before use. If you are using an electric snow blower, check the cord to make sure that it hasn’t become frayed or damaged.

Snow Removal Services

It can be time consuming to choose a snow removal service, especially when there are so many to choose from in Brandon Mb. Most seasonal trades (such as yard care or lawn care services) will provide snow removal in winter to keep staff busy, employed and with the company.
It can be especially hard to choose when you are new to the service and do not know what to expect. Here are a few tips and questions, as to give you an idea if the company can do the job properly and safely!

 

Will the company clear snow while it is still snowing?

Some companies will but most wait to the end of a snowfall before they start their route. If it snows through the night and is still snowing in the morning, it is reasonable to expect the company to clear in the morning and return the next morning to clear the snow that fell after the first removal

What time will the work be done & how soon after the snowfall?

This may vary as the time it starts and ends snowing will affect the time of the clearing. But on a standard day, when the snow happens throughout the night, they clear by the next day. Usually the in morning, with heavy snowfalls this may push to early afternoon. You should at least expect it cleared when you return from work. Some businesses are out late at night if they get really busy

Where do they blow the snow?

It isn’t good to clear the snow from the areas, only to dump it where you don’t want it. You also don’t want to move all the snow to your neighbor’s property. Sometimes there is limited space for where to put the snow. So discuss this with the service provider.

Contract – for your peace of mind?

It is always best to get a written contract, this covers you, and if the worst happens somebody slips on your property, you have something to show you have made every effort to keep the property clear from snow.

Most contracts will not only tie the service provider in to the full winter term but the client as well. If you want flexibility or haven’t used a service with the company before, look for a contract that you can adjust or cancel at your request. Steve’s Yard Care offers snow removal with a no contract service. He also offers winter monthly billing contracts that can be cancelled anytime. Visit the website http://www.stevesyardcare.ca

Flexibility – from first snow

Whilst you will need to specify the dates you wish to be covered from, some companies offer the flexibility of that the beginning the contract form the ‘first snow’. This means that as soon as there is a snowfall that is deemed to be sufficient enough to need to be cleared, the service provider will be around to clear your property and start your contract from then. This also means you never have to worry about shoveling snow.

Insurance

The company you choose should have liability insurance specifically for residential or commercial snow removal. $2 000,000 is sufficient. This is very important as any damage that can be caused to your property, other property, or persons by a service contracted by you will be covered on the insurance of the service provider and not your personal insurance

 

 

Equipment

What equipment does the company use on a regular basis? Is it just shovels or do they have powered backpack snow blowers to clear the snow down to the concrete efficiently. Do they have an ‘Snow Thrower’ or ‘Snow Brush’ to clear the heavy snowfalls?

Some companies also have a truck mounted plow. This can be useful in parking lots or when there is snow buildup in front of drives or roadways but not so good for residential properties.

Customer Service

As with all services, they should be provided in a professional, friendly manner. The services offered should be explained to you and any questions you have should be answered.

 

4 tips on hiring a snow removal company

Check with your neighbours who have used a snow removal company in the past. Were they happy with the service? Was the company reliable? How did the company communicate with you?

As with any service, get estimates from at least 3 or 4 companies. Licensed companies must provide proof that they are insured and that their vehicles are in good repair.

Talk about cleaning pathways, steps and driveways. Are there extra charges for these services? Is there an extra charge for snow removal during a major storm if they have to remove snow more than once during the same day?

Most snow removal contracts have a set price per season. Find out in writing how much and don’t agree to a price over the phone. Don’t forget to ask if you can cancel the service if necessary.

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Snow Removal Tips Brandon MB

Snow Removal Brandon MB

 

Choose the Right Shovel?

When using a snow shovel make sure the shovel fits your body size and your level of strength. Using one that is too short means that you will be leaning forward more as you use the shovel for snow removal, and you are running the risk of a back injury by doing so. Choose a snow shovel that is comfortable to use and is not too long or too heavy.

Use Proper Shoveling Method?

The proper way to lift a shovel full of snow is to keep your back straight while bending your knees and squatting down with your legs apart. Do not throw the shovelfuls of snow over your shoulder or to the side. Instead, carry them to where you want to place the snow. Keep your arms close to your body instead of outstretched when carrying shovelfuls of snow. Doing this reduces stress placed on your back and spine.

 

 

When To Start Shoveling?

Start removing the snow when the ground is lightly covered and keep clearing it often. Doing this reduces the build up of heavy, packed snow. Rather than lifting the snow, push it as much as possible. If you must lift the snow, do not overload the shovel. If the snow is deep, remove it in layers.

Choose Ice Melt Carefully?

Putting a layer of rock salt (sodium chloride) on icy areas is an effective way to melt the ice. However, rock salt can cause damage to concrete and metal surfaces. If you or any neighbours have pets then it could be wise to pick a pet friendly ice melt. Before using any ice melting products always read the labels carefully.

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​Snow Blowers!

Snow blowers are very effective at clearing snow and can save your back; however, they bring their own dangers. Always inspect your snow blower thoroughly before each use. Keep the machine in good repair, so make a point of ensuring the machine has enough oil and that its tires are inflated properly before use. If you are using an electric snow blower, check the cord to make sure that it hasn’t become frayed or damaged.

 

For more information visit http://www.stevesyardcare.ca

Yard Care Tips Brandon MB

Yard Care Tips

At Steve’s Yard Care, we always put our customers first by providing extensive options for yard and lawn care maintenance. We understand that keeping your lawn care and garden beautiful can be challenging, which is why we are here to help.​​

 
Residential – Boost Curb Appeal 
Are you looking for a fresh clean cut look, selling your home or planning a family bbq? 
 
​Commercial – First Impressions Are Everything
Making a good first impression with clients and visitors is an important part of a successful business.

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grass always looks better freshly mowed

When should I cut my grass?

Grass should be cut at a minimum of once a week or every 7 days or so, during the early morning hours or later in the evening if possible. This ensures that the grass hasn’t grown too much between mows, minimizes the build-up of thatch and protects freshly mowed lawn from the hot sun.

What is the best height to cut my grass?

Lawn height ultimately depends on grass type, soil type and moisture content, a recommended height is 2.5-3.5 inches. Do not cut your grass too short! Too often we see scalped lawns resulting in sun and root damage. We find that a slightly higher cut is more beneficial for lawns during the hot dry months, and a shorter cut in the cool damp months. For the last mow of the year, we recommend a height of 2 inches. This minimizes rodent and winter damage.

 

Always use sharp blades!

Keeping blades sharp allows the grass to have a clean professional look and cut. Dull blades can leave the grass ends frayed and damaged, resulting in a higher chance of disease, drought or sun damage. It never looks nice, we recommend you sharpen your blades every 4-6 weeks – the sharper the better!

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Mulching or Bagging?

Alternate between bagging and mulching your grass cutting. Mulching every mow will cause thatch to build-up and possibly choke out the lawn. Bagging every mow could rob your lawn from the much needed nutrients it requires. We recommend that you mulch your lawn once a month and bag the rest.

​Does laying stripes matter?

Simply put, yes, patterns do matter! Not only do they make your lawn look professional, clean and tidy. Alternating the patterns from week to week will increase root and blade strength.

​Machine maintenance is a must!

The lawn mower that cuts your lawn also has to have regular maintainence. Cleaning the mower is something most often forget. Grass cuttings build up under the mow deck resulting in poor bagging and mulching. Weeds can also be spread throughout your lawn or on to your neighbour’s lawn from a dirty mower. It’s also important to clean your air filter regularly and change the oil at least once a year. This ensures your lawn mower isn’t underpowered and will continue to mow for many years.

 

Water in the Morning!

The morning is the best time to water the lawn because the air is cooler and there’s usually not much wind to blow the droplets. In the middle of the day, water evaporates too quickly. And in the evenings, water can cling to the blades of grass overnight, which can cause lawn diseases. “My pet peeve is when people water at six o’clock or later in the evening. A wet lawn at night is the perfect condition for fungus to grow. Also, mowing the lawn too short and watering at night is the worst to promote a healthy lawn.

 

How much water?

Water lawn long enough to moisten the soil about 6-8 inches down, which is the depth that healthy grass roots will grow down into the soil. To see how far the moisture seeps down, check the soil every 15 minutes during the first watering. Time how long it takes the water to work its way that far into the ground, then water for that duration every time you turn on the hose. Every lawn has different soil. You can check by using a garden fork in a area of the lawn and remember to take note of roughly how much water was used.

How often?

Water clay soils once a week and sandy soils about every three days. Too much watering can lead to fungus and a shallow root system; fewer waterings encourage the roots to grow deeper. Traning the roots to go down deep into the soil will gow a much healthier lawn.

 

Fall Clean-Up removing dead leaves!

There are many reasons for having a fall clean and it’s not just about the appearance of your property that should make you decide to have a cleanup in the Fall. There are several other factors you should think about before the snow arrives.​​
By removing the leaves from the lawn and yard, it helps to keep lawn fungus such as Gray and Pink Snow Mold paying an unwanted visit. Snow mold is caused when there is an time period of snow on ground that is not completely frozen. Snow mold can also occur under leaves that have not been removed from the lawn or among the long grass that should have been cut one more before winter. Leaves can choke the lawn and kill it, and when Spring comes it can get expensive seeding new grass. Also, wet leaves which have been compressed under snow for 3-5months are much harder to remove in the spring.

 

Mulching with dried leaves!

The best way to use leaves is to cut them up. Its best to let them dry first. Once dry, use a lawn mower to chop them into little pieces. Dried leaves as mulch break down much quicker and shred much easier. Using leaf shreds for mulch is an easy way to recycle the debris in your yard. To use the dried leaves as mulch, spread them at 3 to 4 inches around trees and shrubs and 2 to 3 inches over flower beds. Work leaf shreds into vegetable beds to increase valuable nutrients. The smaller the leaves are shredded, the quicker they will break down and the less likely they will mat and mold.

What is leaf mulch!

There are many types of mulch, and leaf mulch is exactly what it sounds like, leaves. This organic mulch will decompose and needs to be replaced eventually,  it improves the soil’s fertility and its organic content. Mulching with leaves in many situations where you want more rapid decomposition and is generally a free commodity to anyone and it is win/win.
The gardener spends quality time working on his or her soil and getting ready for the growing season. Some of us make our own compost, purchase manures or even buy soil additives. The cheaper solution, however, is to use what nature gives you for free. Using leaf litter for mulch enriches the soil and perpetuates the cycle of life by renewing plants.

 

Always remember to clean up once the yard work is complete!

 

 

For more information visit http://www.stevesyardcare.ca

Steve’s Yard Care Residential And Commercial Service

Yard Care Service Brandon Mb

 

 

Yard And Lawn Care Brandon Manitoba

Steve’s Yard Care has become a brand to reckon with offering completely professional yard care , mowing services, ice and snow removal service to both residential and commercial clients in Brandon MB. With years of experience and an expert team who first pay heed to the custom yard cleaning needs of clients and then offer a free estimate of yard care Brandon. The expert team inspects the lawn for clean up or the site or any ice removal during winter months and based on the complexity of the job at hand, a free estimate is offered to the client so that they can decide whether to hire lawn care Brandon services or not.

This completely insured and licensed company, Steve’s Yard Care offers a wide range of services like lawn care, professional mowing services for a complete clean up cutting and trimming of bushes, shrubs and grasses and edging. Steve’s Yard Care is known for its seasonal services like fall clean up to get rid of the withered leaves, debris and more. During debilitating winter, and snow removal Brandon services are offered to the clients. The website of this company showcases full pricing list so that the clients can plan in advance while contemplating to hire grass mowing service or lawn care Brandon services.

It is the professionalism of the experts at Steve’s Yard Care which makes every arduous task seems very easy. The experts know the tricks and tips of a complete yard clean up or even the very painstaking snow removal process and they have the tools and equipment too for making the job of yard care Brandon look flawless and professional.

About Steve’s Yard Care:
Steve, the owner and operator of Steve’s Yard Care ensures optimal level of satisfaction when he is out with his team at his clients’ commercial or residential properties engaged in yard care services covering mowing services, grass cutting, offering lawn care services and more in Brandon Mb.

For more info, click http://www.stevesyardcare.ca/services

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Lawn Care Brandon

Lawn Care Brandon

 

Lawn Care Brandon MB – Manitoba

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Lawn in need of some care

 

Lawn care adds to the significance of your home. People will stop and look at your home if your front yard is all around kept up and particularly cared for. Clearly, if your lawn care is insane and stacked with wound up being exceptional pulls back, hedges and thistles, the by-passers won’t have a not too terrible impression of your taste. Grass makes great ‘ol designed brilliant and gigantic grasses and unmanageable greenery welcome a foremost measure of stunning little creatures and bugs. Correspondingly, long grasses give an instigating covering spot to snakes. Sounds aggravating, isn’t that so? Make it a show clean up your lawn routinely by then.

You can pick talented grass cutting relationship in case you can’t deal with the cost of the required time for such work. Generally, working people don’t have space collect crafty to lawn care for themselves in like way their home. We when in doubt in all have an all around tight timetable to oversee in weekdays. Also, if we show the more unmistakable bit of our end of the week time in such work like lawn support and hedge trimming, we won’t find time for whatever else. Regardless, it is not a fundamental weight considering the umpteen methods of ace affiliations open over the city. You in a general sense need to get one of them that consider each one of your necessities and finish it. Notwithstanding, there are couple of things that you need to consider while settling on lawn cutting affiliations.

Ensure that the gathering is experienced for the work. Lawn upkeep, however sounds clear, won’t not be that way. It requires giant time and goliath push to clean up a lawn that has not been touched with a cutter for some time. Honest to goodness supplies are key for cutting the grass and hedge trimming to make your lawn look secures. In this way, you need to guarantee that the lawn cutting affiliations you are hoping to settle on make utilization of latest good ‘ol fashioned supplies and procedures to clean up your lawn and make it appropriate to have a garden gathering. Lawn trimmers need to manage a few fragments. They should have honest to goodness learning and seeing affirmation of grandly shocking vines and trees and not cut them off uncommonly. Moreover, a couple plants are seen as attempted and consistent with the family by keeping ceaselessly irritating little creatures and bugs.

For more information on yard and lawn care services in Brandon Manitoba, click at: http://www.stevesyardcare.ca/

Yard Care Brandon

Yard Care Brandon

 

 

An astounding lawn adds to the vitality of your home. Individuals will stop and take a gander at your home if your front yard is all around kept up and especially cared for. Then again, if your lawn is crazy and stacked with ended up being phenomenal pulls back, hedges and thorns, the by-passers won’t have a not all that terrible impression of your taste. Grass makes honest to goodness quick and gigantic grasses and unmanageable greenery welcome a basic measure of shocking little animals and bugs. In addition, long grasses give an instigating camouflaging spot to snakes. Sounds exasperating, isn’t that so? Make it a show tidy up your lawn routinely by at that point.

Hedge Trimming Brandon
Hedge Trimming

You can pick skilled grass cutting relationship on the off chance that you can’t manage the cost of the required time for such work. For the most part, working individuals don’t have space engineer sagacious to lawn care for themselves likewise their home. We as a rule in all have an inside and out tight timetable to supervise in weekdays. Additionally, in the event that we present the more prominent piece of our end of the week time in such work like lawn support and hedge trimming, we won’t discover time for whatever else. In any case, it is not an essential burden considering the umpteen methodologies of ace affiliations accessible over the city. You in a general sense need to get one of them that consider every one of your necessities and complete it. Regardless, there are couple of things that you have to consider Brandon Manitoba while settling on lawn cutting affiliations.

 

Guarantee that the get-together is experienced for the work. Lawn upkeep, however sounds clear, won’t not be that way. It requires tremendous time and goliath push to tidy up a lawn that has not been touched with a cutter for a couple of months. True blue supplies are key for cutting the grass and hedge trimming to make your lawn look secures. Along these lines, you have to ensure that the lawn cutting affiliations you are wanting to settle on make use of most recent genuine supplies and techniques to tidy up your lawn and make it proper to have a garden gathering. Lawn trimmers need to deal with a couple fragments. They ought to have true blue learning and seeing certification of brilliantly sensational vines and trees and not cut them off fancifully. Besides, a couple plants are viewed as reliable to the family by keeping continually unpleasant little animals and bugs. For more data, read this page.