To keep your yard and driveway protected during Kansas snow storms, follow these simple tips to prepare your yard prior to snow removal services.
With the winter in full swing hopefully the residents of Topeka, Alma and surrounding areas are prepared for the snow. If you have not already hired a professional Kansas snow removal company to clear your property when the white stuff falls, now is the time. But even with a professional snow removal company at your side, it is important that you take some preparation steps to keep your yard and your property safe for any upcoming storms. Schendel Lawn and Landscape has a few tips for homeowners to protect their property for the next snow storm that hits.
- Protect your lawn: Stake out your driveway along the curb line with reflective markers. This will help to guide the plow trucks so they do not cause any damage to your lawn or anything else. Markers can be purchased at your local Kansas hardware store.
- Protect your child’s toys: Make sure that any toys or other objects are cleared out the driveway and in a safe place, prior to a winter storm. You will also want to bring in any outdoor furniture during the cold, winter months to protect it from damage caused by snow and wind
- Protect your mailbox: We’ve all heard the stories of damaged mailboxes from plow trucks. Don’t let this happen to you by making sure that your mailbox is up to the correct city codes as far as how far away from the curb it can be. You also want to avoid paper boxes or any flower pots that will be fragile and possibly not withstand a winter storm. After each storm, clear the area around your mailbox so the postal service can get to it easily.
- Protect yourself: Worried about slipping? Ask about Schendel’s sand and salt applications that will keep you and your family safe during those wintry commutes from the house to the car.
Preparing your property for snow removal will save you a lot of worry and extra work in the long run. By following the steps above to protect your property, you will also be helping your snow removal company be more efficient. If you would like to get more information on snow removal in Topeka, Lawrence and Auburn, as well as the surrounding areas, contact Schendel Lawn & Landscape today.
Originally Published: 01/14/2012