When the winter months arrive here in Sioux City, IA, the snow can pile up several feet. Here are a few tips for removing snow from your residential property. First, it's best to remove the snow before it becomes compacted, as it can turn into ice and cause slippery and dangerous conditions. Next, you'll want to avoid using metal-edge shovels and be careful when using snow blowers; metal-edge shovels can chip, scratch, or dent your sidewalks and driveways, and while snow blowers are a great tool to use, you need to know how to properly use them. Finally, you'll want to make sure you push the snow into big enough areas so that it's out of your way should the pile get larger.

1. Remove snow before it becomes compacted.

Truck with a snow shovel at the front is plowing a driveway for a customer near Sioux City, IA.

As it snows, everything builds on top of itself and becomes compacted under the weight and density. When this happens, it can turn to ice. Not only will it be difficult to remove, but it could be slippery and dangerous. It's best to remove the snow before it becomes compacted and turns to ice. That way, it's easier and safer to clear from your residential property.

2. Don't use metal-edge shovels, and be careful with snow blowers!

Person is shoveling their driveway with a plastic shovel near Sioux Falls, SD.

With the difficult winters we face in our area, you may already have several tools in your garage to get rid of the snow. They may not be the best option to go with, however, since they could actually cause damage to your property. Shovels with metal edges can damage sidewalks, driveways, and decks. The metal edge can scratch the surface and leave unwanted marks and scrapes behind. A good alternative would be to use a plastic shovel. It won't scratch or damage your property, but it will still get the job done!

Snow blowers can be a great way to remove snow from your property, but you need to know how to use them. If you don't know how to safely use them, they could potentially damage your sidewalks or driveway. It's best to be very careful when using your snow blower to ensure you don't damage any of your hardscapes!

Professional snow removal companies usually have years of experience and training on how to properly use a snow blower to prevent damaging your residential property.

3. Push the snow to spots where it won't inconvenience you.

Man snow blowing a residential sidewalk moving the snow aside and clearing a path in Sioux Falls, SD.

When removing snow from your residential property, you will want to be aware of where you're putting it. Make sure that whichever way you choose to move your snow, you put it into an area that can hold a lot of snow. Trying to contain the snow in a small spot in your yard will be very difficult, so you'll want to put the snow somewhere it will not be in the way or inconvenience you.

The best place to move the snow is somewhere on your lawn. That way, the snow pile is out of the way and won't become a problem if it keeps snowing and gets larger. It's best to put it towards the middle of your lawn rather than the end near your sidewalk since it may become difficult to see other cars when you're backing out of your driveway.

Save yourself the stress of moving your snow. Call us to schedule our snow removal service!

Here at Sharp Lawn Care, we know how stressful the winter months can be. With our snow removal service, our professionals will come and clear snow from your entryway, driveway, and sidewalks to make your house accessible again! Hiring us will save you the stress of removing the snow yourself.

We provide residential snow removal services to property owners in Sioux City, IA. Call us at (712) 253-8024 to schedule with us today!