by Greg Greg
snow and ice management

When you live in the northern hemisphere, you know what it’s like to have to deal with snow and ice. Snow and ice management isn’t something anyone looks forward to, but it’s a necessity if you want to get through the winter unscathed. By the time you’re knee-deep into winter, however, it can be difficult to stay on top of.

In this post, we’re going to give you a few key snow and ice management tips. Having been in the business for 30 years, we feel uniquely qualified to help you understand what it’s going to take to beat the snow this winter. Follow our advice and you’ll be okay.

When the Snow Is Neglected…

Whether you’re a business owner trying to keep your parking lot clear for customers or you want your front yard looking nice through winter, dealing with snow and ice is a must. If left to pile up, you could be dealing with a lack of customers, a lawsuit, or an inability to get your car out of your driveway.

The key to a great snow and ice management plan is preparedness. Let’s dig into what you can do to make your life a little bit better during the winter months.

Understanding Snow and Ice Management

Understanding the importance of fast-acting is at the heart of snow and ice management. The longer your sidewalks or parking lots are left to get slick, the greater chance there is of someone experiencing a bad fall.

Anyone that’s slipped on ice before knows how painful and dangerous it can be. If you’re a business owner, you could be liable for a huge settlement if someone falls around your property.

Call the Pros

If you want quick and easy snow and ice management that’ll keep your mind at ease, your best bet is to work with the pros. At DeCarlo Landscapes, we’ve been dealing with snow and ice in New Jersey for 30 years, so you can trust us to ensure that your spaces are clean and clear.

Lighting

Sometimes you do all you can to clear the snow and ice, but the weather won’t cooperate. It’s in your best interest to ensure that the area surrounding your property is well lit in the event that there is ice on the ground. If someone can see the ice, they can avoid it.

Doing Your Due Diligence

By keeping a shovel and de-icer on hand, you can always take care of the snow and ice before it becomes a problem. As soon as you’ve got an opportunity, shovel your walkway and if ice forms, throw down some de-icer right away. Even if it’s in the middle of a large snowfall, it’s better to get out and do this multiple times rather than letting it pile up.

Call the Pros and Don’t Worry About It

Snow and ice management is crucial during the winter, but not every homeowner or business person has the time to take out of the day to take care of it. If this is you, give us a call at DeCarlo Landscapes. We’ll take care of all of your snow removal, ice control, snow plowing, shoveling, and ice removal needs in North Jersey and Jersey Shore areas.