De-Icing & Pre salting Parking lots| Driveways Bloomington, MN. What is the Difference between salting and pre salting?
Salting and PRE-Salting Commercial office buildings in Bloomington, MN
We all know ice can be more dangerous than snow for driving and walking. That’s why it’s important to manage ice before, during and after the storm. Some Bloomington Snow Removal companies talk about salting, some talk about PRE-Salting. What’s the difference in ice melt terms? Read on and find out!
In the simplest terms, it’s relatively intuitive:
· PRE-Salting is proactive. It involves an application before the storm to prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement. This is very common with the city of bloomington, MN these days.
· Salting is reactive. It involves the application of ice-control products to melt existing snow and ice. Crews perform deicing after snow removal.
At Urban Landworks, LLC we’ve found that BOTH methods of ice management are needed for the safety solutions. We strive to provide the best ice management and proactive deicing services to suit your business. Then we’re on your site during and after the storm to keep ice from building up.
In other words, our commercial snow removal and ice management services include:
· Pre-Salting to aid in prevention of ice building up with anti-icing agents.
· Applying calcium chloride salt applications for more immediate and better results under some conditions, thus deicing an area.
· Having a 24/7 comprehensive ice removal service available if needed.
Like our snow removal team, our operators work hard 24-hours a day to keep ahead of storms. We monitor the Bloomington, MN weather 24-hours a day and will automatically take care of your business,commercial, residential location, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Urban Landworks, LLC has been taking care of commercial and residential snow removal and deicing needs in the Bloomington, MN and surrounding areas for 2 decades. Please contact us for a free estimate.
Water feature Installer Bloomington, MN and the 3 main types of water features
Water features descriptions, the 3 main types of water features for your home or business. This helps you understand the differences between a pond or a pondless water feature.
Water features descriptions with the 3 main types of water features for your home or business. This helps understand the differences between a pond or a pondless water feature. Planning for a any type of water feature is a big decision and usually isn’t a spur of the moment decision. A lot of people dream of having a water in their yard for years. There is three different kind of water features a fountainscape, a pondless water fall or a large koi pond. Below explain the different types of water features.
This is a great entry way to get into a water feature without becoming overwhelmed. There are different types of decorative features you can buy including spillway bowls, basalt columns, urns, spheres and of course bubbling boulders. They all have an underground basin or resivor that holds the water and recirculates with the pump that is in it.
Pondless waterfalls are a great way to spruce up your yard or front entrance. Unlike a pond there is no open body of water which can be fit into existing garden areas without using up a lot of space. A pondless waterfall has an underground basin where the water collects like a fountain but larger. This also acts as your filtration to collect debris on top of the rock and filter out the water leaving your waterfall clear. Once the basin is in the stream gets built next with liner put In and naturalizing boulders around the edges. Small gravel covers the liner to protect against any tares that could happen with sharp objects or animals. Toward the top of the waterfall is a spillway or bio falls which is your biological filter. Water fills from the bottom up and goes through a series of filter mats before it comes down the first water fall. Now that the stream is built you can add lights at any time to be able to enjoy this feature any time of day.
Koi ponds are not something most people jump into it becomes more of a lifestyle and something that is thought of for months before and sometimes years before it is installed. Ponds are typically built by excavating the soil and building shelf's in prep of installing the liner. Once liner is in boulders are set around the shelves and small gravel is filled in at the bottom. Rock is a key factor in the bottom of the pond to help cover liner and protect against puncturing the liner. These features usually have a skimmer that acts as a pump housing as well as a mechanical filter for your pond. As water gets pulled into the skimmer it skims off the top debris of the water picking up leaves and any other type of debris. This is also similar in intake bays for larger swimming ponds or for much larger bodies of water. Just like the pondless a spillway or bio falls is added at the top of the stream to filter the water. Often times it is very important to add water plants to the pond not only to look natural but will also help the eco system to insure a nice clear pond.
We hope this quick explanation of water features helps you select the perfect water feature for your home or office.
If you are interested in any of these types of water features please give us a call.
All pond maintenance services are available from our sister company at The pond company located in bloomington, MN
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Urban mowing practices
Urban Landworks lawn mowing & Fertilizing in bloomington, MN takes great pride in the services we provide.
We maintain the highest standards as we make your lawn care experience worry-free and your lawn looking great all throughout the season!
Proper mowing practices are essential to your lawn’s health and maintenance. We believe that these strategies and notes will be both beneficial to you and your lawn!
General Lawn Mowing
Mowing too short damages grass root systems, thins the lawn, decreases disease resistance, and increases your weed population. What we practice at Urban Landworks is to cut your turf at a height of at least 3 inches for the spring and try not to cut off more than 1/3 of the grass blade per mowing (we try to cut when your grass is 4-5 inches high during the growing season). We keep our cutting blades sharp (sharpen daily), and do not collect your clippings (after Spring Yard cleanups), as they return nutrients to the soil as they decompose.
You may ask…why don’t we “bag” clippings during the whole season?
The answer: Blowing your grass clippings back into the lawn is much more valuable for your lawn as it returns nutrients to the soil as the clippings decompose.
The best thing we can do to fight disease on your lawn is to mow properly!
Spring Lawn Cleanups
Spring Yard cleanups provide an awakening for your yard as it comes out of its winter slumber! We get rid of leaves that may have fallen after our fall service and we provide a de-thatch. A de-thatch is needed when your lawn is matted down or has a lot of dried, brown grass in it. This must be done during the spring, because if it’s done any later it will damage the growing grass. Once your grass greens up and it’s done later, de-thatching your lawn will tear up your new grass that is growing in.
Fall Lawn Cleanups
Fall Yard cleanups gets rid of leaves and organic matter that build up over the season. It’s a good idea to get rid of leaves on your lawns as they can lead to disease as they rot over winter. However, when mulched properly several times this can lead to a healthier lawn come spring as the organic matter has broken down and provided nutrients to your hungry lawn.
The best time to prune depends upon the plant.
Trim early-spring-flowering shrubs right after they bloom.
Summer-flowering plants should be clipped in winter or early spring.
For non-flowering plants, trim after new growth has completely formed.
Irrigation Start up| Blow out| Maintenace
Urban Landworks offers sprinkler system startup, in-season maintenance, and fall shutdown of your system.
To keep your lawn healthy year-round, it needs one inch of rain per week. If weather is dry, we suggest watering your lawn every day in each place your sprinkler covers. Watering your lawn in short intervals many times a week is much better than watering once week for an extended period. The multiple watering’s allows your roots to grow deeper and they don’t become water logged.
For wetter conditions such as early spring and late fall the process can be stepped back to every other day with the same shorter intervals.
Watering is your first line of response to lawn disease and damage to help your lawn recover.
Urban Landworks provides a 5-step program which begins in the spring time as your turf is starting to green and it ends just after Halloween to provide your lawn with food over the winter months. We also provide crabgrass and weed control treatments in bloomington MN and surrounding cities starting with a pre-emergent in the spring and a weed spray in mid to late July along with the fertilizer to also give that turfgrass a boost!
Core Aeration loosens the soil to improve the flow of air, water and fertilizers to the grass roots. Aerating your lawn also controls thatch build up, relieves compacted soil, and stimulates root development, creating a healthier lawn. This is one of the best things you can do for your lawn once a year.
De-thatching does not need to be done every year, whereas Aeration can be done every year and it is the healthiest additional service we can do for your lawn.
Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from any new customers that would like to experience our lawn services! Or from customers that want to just say hello or add any additional services!
2 of our residential lawn mowing trucks
Urban Landworks lawn mowing bloomington, Mn uses box trucks to keep our equipment covered from the outdoor elements. While covering it from the elements it also provides a neat and clean look as we provide lawn mowing or turf services for your home.
Written by: Managers and partners of Urban Landworks