Winter has officially begun, which means snow will come our way throughout the next couple of months. As a homeowner, you need to know how to remove snow from your property properly. Snow removal can be a laborious and timely process, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these simple snow removal tips so that you can clear your landscape of snow quickly and easily.
Use A Snowblower
Depending on the amount of snow on your property, it might be best to use a snowblower to get the job done. If the snow on your property is wet and heavy, then the most efficient method would be to use a snowblower. When using a snowblower, it is essential that you inspect the structure before use and taking your time while removing snow. You want to take breaks depending on the amount of snow so that you do not tire yourself out. When removing snow from your driveway, you want to start in the middle going down. Make sure to remove the snow on either side working your way and down your driveway.
Know How To Shovel
When it comes to shoveling snow, you want to ensure that you are doing it properly and safely. You want to choose a shovel that fits your height and strength level. You do not want to choose a shovel that is too short for you because you will be leaning too forward which can lead to a back injury. When shoveling, you want to keep your back straight and bend your knees and squat to pick up snow. You want to carry snow to a specific spot and drop it; do not throw snow right over your shoulder.
Know How To Melt Ice
It is essential that you melt ice on your property quickly, but you need to know how to do so properly. Rock salt is an efficient way to melt ice, but it can damage your grass and rest of your landscape. Magnesium chloride is an effective and less corrosive way to melt ice. Make sure you are reading the label on whichever product you use.
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