by Greg Greg
snow plowing

Ready to let it snow this winter?

Thanks to homeowners attempting to clear snow from their driveways every year, the market for snow plowing is worth a whopping $20 billion. Yes, you read that right!

Don’t have a clue about what it takes to plow snow? 

Here’s the deal: If you need to plow snow on your property, it’s important to do it right. Follow this guide to master the fundamentals of snow plowing!

Preparing to Plow Snow 

Before getting started, it’s time to think about where exactly you’d like to pile your snow. We highly recommend that you avoid piling up snow in the following locations:

  • Your neighbor’s property
  • On the street
  • On the sidewalk
  • On top of the structure
  • Next to access points (i.e. fire hydrants, dumpsters, mailboxes, etc.)

Now that we’ve got that covered, most homeowners pile snow on their driveways to prevent lawn damage. That way, you won’t have to worry about messing up the turf on your property. Make sure that you have all the essential tools before you need before you begin too!

Picking the Perfect Snow Plow

Let’s face it. Picking the perfect snow plow for your property is a big investment. If you don’t know where to start, take a look at the most popular options and decide which one is best for you:

  • Straight blade snow plows – Beginner-friendly, entry-level blade. Perfect for plowing small properties and driveways. Costs less than other designs. Easy to operate.
  • V-plows – Works like a Swiss Army knife. Great for a wide range of projects. Multifunctional and time-saving but more expensive than other models.
  • Winged plows – Highly productive and skilled blades. Nearly as multi-functional as V-plows. Carries a large amount of snow. Higher price point and harder to master.

On the hunt for a few driveway plowing tricks?

For starters, it helps to push snow from the center to the perimeter while plowing in a straight line. Piling your snow off to the side is also a smart start. Additionally, plow while snow is still falling to limit unnecessary wear and tear.

Next, back drag snow away from buildings and garage doors to avoid damaging any siding. Then, raise your blade, move near your building, and lower your blade towards the ground. As you pull snow upwards, back up and away from your building.

Continue this process until you reach the length of three vehicles with every back drag pass. When you’re ready, move to your driveaway and attempt to pile up snow at the end corners. Repeat as necessary.

Need a hand?

Pro tip: It pays to get a quote from a professional!

Solve Snow Plowing Problems Today

Want to put your snow plowing problems in the past?

When it comes to the best snow plowing techniques on the web, we’ve got your ultimate plowing guide. From snow plow models to tips, we have everything you need.

Still not sure how to plow your driveway?

Feel free to get in touch with our team of experts today!