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Preparing Your Landscape for Winter

Old Man Winter will quickly be upon us and there are a few things you can do to prepare your landscape before the first frosts and snow:

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Mulch Plants If Needed

Many homeowners think of mulching in the spring but winter mulching can be very helpful to your plants.  If you notice areas around where mulch has been removed, cover them back up.  Mulch will help protect any exposed roots from the winter weather.

 

 

 

MPC107762.jpg.rendition.largest.ssRemove Leaves From Your Lawn and Gutters

Piles of leaves left in lawn areas can cause unsightly brown spots and dead areas in the spring.  If leaves get in your gutters it may cause ice build up and damage to your drain systems and gutters.

 

 

 

 

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Use a professional service to drain your irrigation lines of water for the winter.  If your back flow and lines are not properly drained of water they could freeze and cause unknown issues in the spring.

 

 

 

 

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Protect Your Plants

Winter weather can be damaging to some plants.  Protect your plants using pine needles or protective fabric.  Leaves piled up around shrubs like hydrangeas and roses can also help protect soft tissue from the cold winter.  Some salt and ice melts can also be harmful to many plants.  Be careful where you apply ice melting chemicals and try using a protective fence around plants that may come in contact with salt. Kissner offers a line of ice melts that are less harmful to plants and vegetation. Check out www.kissner.com

 

 

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Ice and snow build up on plants can cause damage to plants.  Make sure to prune out weakened and overlapping branches to deter any unnecessary damage.

 

 

 

 

 


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.kissner.com

 

Canada Winter Forecast

Well Above-Normal Temperatures to Envelop Western Canada

Western Canada residents should expect another winter with above- to well above-normal temperatures, as a prevailing westerly flow delivers milder Pacific air across the region. Compared to last winter, there will be more snow across the coastal mountains of western British Columbia, which includes the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Farther east in the Rockies of eastern British Columbia and western Alberta, snowfall will underachieve this winter. The majority of the snow in this region will fall during the first half of the winter before a drier pattern sets up during January and February.

Drier and milder weather will be a dominant theme across the Prairie region this winter as the Polar jet stream gets displaced farther to the north. This pattern will greatly limit the amount and duration of Arctic air masses that normally impact the region. Average temperatures could be as much as 3 degrees Celsius (5.5 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal this winter in cities such as Edmonton, Calgary and Regina.

Significant snowfall events will be few and far between across the region as the primary storm track will generally remain farther south across the central and southern U.S.

Increased Risk for Ice Storms in Ontario, Quebec

This coming winter will not be nearly as cold as last winter thanks in part to El Niño. This should lead to a noticeable difference in heating bills compared to last year.

Unfortunately, the winter pattern will also favor an increased risk of ice storms, especially from eastern Ontario to southern Quebec, including the cities of Ottawa and Montreal. Much of Ontario, including the lake-effect snow belts will have less snowfall compared to normal, as the main storm track shifts to the south and east during January and February.

As the storm track shifts toward the East Coast later in January and February, there will be an increased risk for significant snowfall events across eastern Quebec, including the Gaspe Peninsula.

Stormy but Mild Conditions Forecast for Most of Atlantic Canada

The combination of a strong El Niño and warmer-than-usual sea-surface waters surrounding the region will lead to slightly higher temperatures compared to normal this winter. The winter could turn snowy again from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, especially the second half of the winter. The milder conditions will favor a greater tendency for storms that initially bring snow, but change to ice or rain, especially across Nova Scotia. Much of Newfoundland will experience a milder winter with a reduced number of major storms.

Canada Winter Forecast 2015/2016

Canada Winter Forecast 2015/2016


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs…

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.kissner.com

Be ready this year with Ice Beeter.

The Kissner Group is committed to preparing you this winter by saving you money and time with our effective ice melt! We have created a way to keep your walkways safe this season with an ice melt that can’t be “BEET.” The Kissner Group has created a family line of products that will outperform other leading brands by melting ice in even the extreme cold temperatures.

Ice-Beeter-Treated

The Kissner Group introduced an Ice Melter that provides a blend of the latest ice melt innovations to our customers, that product was Ice Beeter™ Treated! Ice Beeter™ Treated is specially formulated with Beet Extract Solution. During extreme winters, salt alone just doesn’t cut it. Beet juice has become a very popular snow and ice-melting tool due to its sticky properties and organic goods. Kissner is now proud to introduce two new extensions to the Ice Beeter™ Family, Ice Beeter™ Responsible and Ice Beeter™ Ultimate.

How do the Ice Beeter™ products differentiate?

Like Ice Beeter™ Treated, both Ice Beeter™ Responsible and Ice Beeter™ Ultimate begins with the extraction of the sugar particles from a sugar beet, leaving the molasses syrup. The organic solution is then infused with salt crystals, enabling the formulation to work at chilling temperatures.

Ice-Beeter-Responsible

Ice Beeter™ Responsible is an environmentally friendly choice. This product is infused with Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA), which is less harmful to surrounding vegetation, pets and children. Ice Beeter™ Ultimate is enriched with Calcium Chloride, which allows this product to work in -30°, making it one of the most powerful ice melts on the market today.

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The Kissner Group takes pride in providing the highest-quality products and has further enhanced its ability to keep customers supplied at all times. So this winter when nothing else works ask for one of the exceptional Ice Beeter™ products. Be ready this year with Ice Beeter!

Ice-Beeter-FamilyCheck out our article in the July/August 2015 Maintenance Sales News magazine. Kissner invites you to come see for yourself and speak directly with our sales team. ISSA/Interclean Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV. Booth 360. October 21st-23rd, 2015.


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com

Winter is quickly approaching, are you ready for another round?

Be prepared this winter and save money and time with an effective ice melt! Keep your walkways safe this season with an ice melt that can’t be “BEET.” The Kissner Group has created a product that will outperform other leading brands by melting ice in even the extreme cold temperatures.

“We conducted a survey with a group of our customers to find out what they wanted in an ice melt and we received some interesting results,” said Tim Orleman, Executive VP of Kissner Group Inc.

Tim Orleman adds.

“We have already experienced a great deal of success with our customers by providing them with premium ice melt formulations. Our research is now revealing that our customers are interested in an ice melt that offer organic options and work in severe winter conditions and still preserve the surroundings.”

The Executive VP of Kissner Group explains.

“We realized we could serve a segment of the market that is requesting an organic and effective ice melter as well as provide them with an ice melter that will work in even the coldest conditions.”

It’s the best of both worlds, and a win, win situation for everyone.

The Kissner Group’s newest Ice Melter provides a blend of the latest ice melt innovations. Meet: The Ice Beeter™! This product is specially formulated with Beet Extract Solution. During extreme winters, salt alone just doesn’t cut it. Beet juice has become a very popular snow and ice-melting tool due to its sticky properties and organic goods.

How does Ice Beeter™ work? Tim Orleman explains the process of the Ice Beeter™.

“Our process begins with the extraction of the sugar particles from a sugar beet, leaving the molasses syrup. The organic solution is then infused with salt crystals, enabling the formulation to work at chilling temperatures.”

Tim Orleman further explains.

“Not only does Ice Beeter beat ice, it is less wasteful because it is made from a waste product that would normally be discarded into landfill. We listened when our customers requested a safer product, and by utilizing the beet vegetable it is as organic as it can get. “

Ice Beeter™ is triple-screened to provide uniform spreading with maximum results. It is color coated to ensure visible complete coverage. This helps reduce waste and prevents over-spreading, which can be harmful to vegetation and is also less binding to carpet fibers, resists tracking therefore reducing costly clean ups.

The Kissner Group takes pride in providing the highest-quality products and has further enhanced its ability to keep customers supplied at all times.” So this winter when nothing else works ask for Ice Beeter™.

 

Ice Beeter

Ice Beeter

 

Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road,

Cambridge, ON, N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248; Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com