L.A. Bartlett Landscape
offers snowplowing services in Hudson, NH. Here are some tips
that will help you get the most out of your plowing
Winter in New Hampshire
can be a challenge. It seems like we either love snow or hate
it. We love it when it falls on Saturday night but we hate it
when it falls on Monday morning (as it usually
does!) Making the best of a bad situation requires a
cooperative effort between customer and plow driver.
driveway markers 1 foot in from the edge of one side of your
driveway.Mark any obstacles that may be in harms way such as
well covers, propane tank covers, low retaining walls,
Stock up on
ice melt. An average winter in New Hampshire usually sees
about 15 storms. It's a good idea to have enough ice melt on
hand in case there is an extended period of deep cold. There
can be a shortage of supply when the demand is high. 10 bags or
so should get you through.
If you have a
steep slope to your driveway, keep a bucket of salt sand (it's
usually free if you get it at your town yard.)
If you have
cars parked in your driveway, find out ahead of time where your
plow driver would like them located during a storm.
front of your garage doors is a nice gesture that allows your
snowplow driver to do a clean back scrape
light snow that may have accumulated after your driveway was
plowed. Snowplowing removes the heavy stuff but it doesn't
guarantee a clean driveway. The key to an ice-free driveway is
to remove all the snow. Removing even 1 inch of snow can speed
up the drying time for your driveway.
melt after the driveway has been plowed. Keep an eye on the
forecast. If the week ahead calls for frigid weather, be
generous with your ice melt. Use one 40 pound bag on a 40 x 18
driveway if there is ice build up. The next time your snow plow
driver comes through, the ice layer should pop up.
sand when temperatures stay below 20°. This will ensure good
traction until the ice has a chance to melt.