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How to Prepare Your Yard, Driveways and Sidewalks for Snowfall

How to Prepare Your Yard, Driveways and Sidewalks for Snowfall

Like most other things in life, winter comes with its good and bad side. The snowfall is magical – but then you gotta shovel it.

When winter kicks in, especially during holidays, you get to spend fun times throwing snowballs and sliding on the snow. In addition, winter is quickly followed by spring, a time when everything around us sprouts into life, and with it comes a feeling of joy and relief.

The winter season however, is a terrible (but necessary) season for your yard, home and everything around it. Your driveway and sidewalks get logged with snow, quickly becoming a pain in the buttocks. And without a Winnipeg snow removal service, you’re on your own.

Imagine waking up from a night of heavy snowfall that leaves your yard and paved ways looking like they have been raided by Martians who covered them by a thick coat of ice and snow. If you have experienced this, you know how frustrating and tiring it can be, scrapping away all the snow.

So, is there any way to prevent this, and is it possible to prepare your property from an inevitable snowfall? Well, there are some few things you can do to make sure your yard and paved ways are not severely affected by a snowfall. I will take you through some of them and leave you to decide which are most suitable for you.

The Lawn

Although winter is a normal process, it poses some danger to your lawn. Your lawn is susceptible to snow mold that can cause serious damage. It is characterized by pink patches that may be circular. To help prepare your lawn, you could ensure you have your lawn mowed to the correct length before snow sets in as well as de-thatching it.

In addition, you should ensure you do apply correct quantities of the right fertilizer to the turf. This is a common practice by most lawn owners in preparation for spring. A common mistake many people make is applying too much fertilizer. This is detrimental to your lawn as it can cause burning of the grass.

The Driveway

People have had major problems with their driveways during winter, finding huge cracks as well as icy driveways. To prevent this from happening to you, make sure you check for any cracks on your driveway before winter, and make sure they are repaired.

Once winter comes, these cracks get filled with ice that expands, causing the cracks to grow. Be sure to also check the drainage of your driveway. Once water collects, it will inevitably freeze creating an icy driveway an SUV can easily slide over.

The Sidewalk

Having snow piled up on your lawn is not only dangerous, but it could get you in trouble with the authorities. The best way to handle snowfall on your sidewalk is to be adequately prepared to get rid of any snow once it comes. Make sure you stock up on any necessary tools and ice melt. Or choose a reliable snow removal company in Winnipeg. In this way, you will be able to get rid of any snow as soon as it shows up.