This morning’s chilly Cleveland, Ohio’s temps screamed one thing loud and clear to me: Winter is coming. And if you’re in for a white Christmas—or snowfall at some point this season—it’s time to prep your home for the months ahead. Clearing your driveway (and sidewalks) of snow is definitely not one of the things people get excited about, especially when it involves potentially destroying the plants you worked hard to maintain all spring and summer.
There’s a secret to clearing your driveway and walkway a little faster—without further damaging the landscaping on either side of it. It’s simple: “Line the edges of your driveways and walkways with reflector stakes before the first major snowfall.”
In doing so, the stakes become a guide for you to follow so you don’t destroy nearby grass and plants, while also letting professional snow plow truck drivers know where they should plow when they are unfamiliar with the area—you know, so they don’t go off-roading. Plus, when there’s a guide outlined for you, it’s easier to know where to start and stop, so it could even take you less time to clear.
Should you be in the market for some equipment other than your handy (albeit far from perfect) shovel, here are some options to invest in before the snow hits:
BY TAYLOR MEADOCT 18, 2018