Grounds Maintenance, Landscape Installation & Snow Removal

24 Nov 2022
Snow Removal Service

Snow Piles Are a Hidden Danger Waiting for an Accident to Happen

Winter brings with it a lot of fun activities, but it also brings some hidden dangers. One of those dangers is the snow pile. At first glance, snow piles may seem harmless, but they can actually be quite dangerous, especially for commercial properties.

Here are four ways that snow piles can be dangerous if you don’t have snow removal in Scarborough.

They Can Be Less Solid Than They Look

Snow piles may look sturdy, but they’re actually quite fragile. If you lean on them, they can collapse, which can be dangerous if you’re not expecting it. Snow piles eventually harden as well, creating a surface that can be slippery and dangerous to walk on.

For Drivers, Obstructed Vision is a Major Issue

Snow piles can obstruct your vision, making it difficult to see when you’re walking or driving. This can be especially dangerous if you’re walking near a busy road or maintain a parking lot for your commercial facility.

When They Melt, They Can Create Dangerous Ice

When snow piles melt, they can turn the surrounding surfaces into skating rinks. They usually melt into the parking area, sidewalk, or street that they border, creating ice and in some cases, black ice. This can be dangerous for those patronizing your business, as well as pedestrians.

The best way to manage this is to distribute where the snow is dumped when removed. For example, instead of piling it all at the end of a parking area or on the side of a property, a commercial snow removal service can push it further away from street corners. This will minimize the impact of the melting and manage runoff better.  And if requested a commercial snow removal service can haul the snow away from the property.

Critical Service Access Points Could Be Hiding Underneath

Snow piles can also hide critical service access points, such as fire hydrants and storm drains. This can make it difficult for emergency services to access these services if they’re needed. Damage to the structures or pipes is also possible. increasing the importance of keeping them exposed and not completely covered by a snow pile.

Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited Can Help Manage Your Snow Piles

Commercial snow removal in Scarborough is an essential part of life. You can’t leave your snow piles where they are and hope they go away. You’ll need to hire a professional to remove the snow. At Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited, our team of experienced snow removal professionals can take care of all of your commercial snow removal needs. We also offer snow removal in Toronto. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule your free consultation.

17 Nov 2022
Landscaping services in Toronto

How to Step Back from Gardening and Know When You Need Help from a Professional

Gardening can be a lifelong passion and a healthy, fun activity. Plus, it makes your commercial property look great. However, it can be tiring and it’s important to step back from time to time. There are some aspects of landscaping that are best left to professionals.

When you don’t have time to prune your own property or the resources for an on-premises gardening team, here’s how commercial landscaping services in Toronto can help.

Knowing When You Need Help

Knowing your limits is important when it comes to gardening. If you have a lot of plants, a big property, or you’re just not feeling well, it’s time to take a break. You may need help if:

• Your property’s garden is too big for you to handle.

• You’re struggling with upkeep and maintenance due to time constraints.

• You’re very busy and don’t have time to garden or don’t have an on-premises gardening crew.

Finding Help

Once you know you need help, it’s time to find it. There are a few ways to find professional landscaping services in Toronto. You can:

• Look online: A quick Google search will reveal a number of commercial landscaping options.

• Ask friends and family: If you know someone who has a beautiful garden, ask them for recommendations.

• Visit a garden center: Many of these have staff who can give you recommendations.

Once you’ve found a few potential companies, it’s time to do your research. Read reviews, look at pictures of their work, and make sure they’re licensed and insured.

Using Nature for Perspective

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, it can be helpful to take a step back and look at nature. After all, gardens are a reflection of the natural world. Observing how nature works can give you some perspective and help you find new ways to approach your own commercial landscaping. Sometimes stepping back means literally stepping away from everything to take the space you need.

Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited Can Help You with Commercial Gardening

If you’re looking for professional landscaping services in Toronto, Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited can help. We’ve been in business for years and have a team of experienced, certified professionals. We offer a wide range of services, from lawn care and maintenance to planting and design for commercial landscaping in Toronto.

Contact us today to learn more and schedule a FREE consultation.

12 Sep 2022
Commercial Landscaping

What Grounds Maintenance Covers for Your Lawn and More

Maintaining a commercial or multi-residential property can be a daunting task unless you hire a professional. From lawn maintenance to aboriculture, there’s a lot that goes into keeping a property looking its best. That’s where Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited comes in. We offer comprehensive grounds maintenance services that cover everything from lawn mainteance to plant care, irrigation repair and more.

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23 Aug 2022
Snow Removal

Commercial Snow Removal: What to Look for in a Contract

Before the snow starts to fall, business owners and Property Managers in Toronto know that it’s time to start looking for a snow removal contractor. It’s important to choose the right company, as you will be relying on them to keep your property clear and safe during the winter months. Here are some things to look for when signing a contract with a commercial snow removal service in Toronto.

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19 Aug 2022

Testimonial

16 Aug 2022
Landscape Installation

The Importance of Balancing Soft and Hard Landscaping for Your Property

When you’re landscaping your property, it’s important to find the right balance between soft and hard landscaping. Softscape features such as flowers, plants, and shrubs are a great way to add beauty to your property, while hardscape features such as rocks, pavers, and walls can provide stability and structure.

Let’s discuss the key differences between soft and hard landscaping and why it’s important to find the right balance for your property. We’ll also talk about how landscape installation and maintenance by a professional can help you create a beautiful landscape that perfectly balances soft and hard features.

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10 Aug 2022
Landscaping and Gardening Services

Is It Time for New Landscaping and Gardening Services?

Once a business has partnered with commercial landscaping and gardening services in Toronto, it’s easy to see that as a ‘hire and forget’ decision. However, outdoor landscaping is becoming a critical part of any public-facing business. There’s more competition from other physical businesses, as well as online sources, so getting people interested in visiting is crucial.

Your current landscaping and grounds maintenance service may not be giving you the best results or keeping up with current trends. These are a few signs it may be time to choose a new landscaping partner.

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25 Jul 2022
Commercial Landscaping

Toronto Commercial Landscaping Can Improve Your Guests’ Experience

If you operate any sort of large public-facing space such as a hotel, business park, or apartment complex, it’s crucial to focus on improving your guest experience. While this was previously a somewhat minor concern, the rise of online reviews has made it important to focus on even less-crucial aspects of presentation. Anything that improves the guest experience will translate to better reviews, and more exposure through Google and other online resources.

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13 Jul 2022

Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited exceeds COR Health and Safety Standard

Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited is proud to announce we have just completed the Year 2 Audit of our COR Certification! After completing one of the toughest audits in 2021, we achieved a status of being a COR Certified company that ensures we meet or exceed the highest level of Health and Safety Standard that is across our entire country.

What is COR?

“The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is nationally trademarked and endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) of which the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is a member. It provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system.

COR™ is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. It is currently being used across Canada and is a pre-qualification requirement for many contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects.”


07 Jun 2022

Hank Deenen Landscaping Ltd. volunteers to install vegetable gardens for the Boys and Girls Club

On Friday, June 3, 2022, Hank Deenen Landscaping Limited had the pleasure of working along side Green Cities Foundation.  They hosted an event that would help bring the boys and girls from The Boys and Girls Club West Scarborough together and encourage them to build their own community garden.

Large cedar planters were donated by Scotts Canada and installed by the HDLL Team.

The local kids got a chance to test out their green thumbs and the event was a huge success.  We look forward to seeing these plants grow!