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Are you looking for the best snow removal tips in Kansas?

Don’t you just love when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose and all the world gets ready to snuggle with a warm cozy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate? You are just about done with seasonal cleanup and ready to hibernate for the season. But, unfortunately, Mother Nature has another thought in mind, and that is to keep you outdoors shoveling snow. She doesn’t care that you want to be inside where it’s toasty; no, she needs you to be out in the early morning shoveling before you leave for work. 

We don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound fun. What would be fun is sitting in your warm home looking out the window, watching our dependable team, work all hours of the day and night to keep your driveway and sidewalk clear of ice and snow. 

Divine Lawns is ready to help the communities of Augusta, Towanda, and El Dorado have the top snow removal tips for the season.

Why is it so important to keep your yard clear of snow?

When you think of snow, three things come to mind. First, how much fun it is to snowmobile, ski, or build a snowman. Second, how it can cause hazardous conditions, and lastly, how much work it brings in the blink of an eye. 

As a homeowner, you always want to create a safe environment where everyone can move freely around your yard. Of course, no one wants anyone getting hurt but having an accident on your property is not what any homeowner wants. That’s why it’s important always to stay ahead of the snow and never let it accumulate more than approximately 2 inches. 

This will help with not having an excessive amount to remove and also helps not to have too much ice form. However, when it comes to ice, you need to be careful, as so many times, you don’t even realize that the surface is icy. That’s why you should keep salt aside for those patches of ice that can quickly form on surfaces. 

With over a million people slipping and falling on snow and ice each year, it’s no wonder that keeping a walkway or driveway clear of snow should be a top priority.

What type of equipment should you have when removing snow?

Of course, your mind goes immediately to a shovel, followed by a snowblower. Both will bring outstanding results when getting rid of snow, but an even better idea is to have our professional team do the job for you. Then, we not only have the proper equipment which can save you money, but also we are ready at a moment’s notice to jump into action and create a safe environment for your family. 

Now, if you are still considering going out into the cold and doing it yourself, then be sure to have a durable snow shovel that preferably is a combination shovel and pusher along with salt to keep ice from forming. Once you remove the snow, be sure to add salt to ensure that the ice will not have as much traction once it starts to sit on your driveway and sidewalks.

If you prefer a snowblower, you may want to try out the new battery styles as it doesn’t need any oil or gas and is much lighter to maneuver around the yard. If you prefer a gas snowblower, be sure always to get it serviced during your seasonal cleanups. When you service the equipment ahead of time, it will save you from having any problems in the upcoming season.

Also, keep in mind that any motorized equipment shouldn’t be left where children can get to it as the last thing you want is for anyone to get hurt, so give the kids the job of building the snowman while you take care of the snow removal. Remember that Kansas gets approximately nineteen inches of snow each year, so you want to make sure you are always prepared!

Lastly, always wear proper attire when removing snow. You want to make sure you are warm enough but not overly bundled up. A good rule to follow is to layer your clothing. The best fabrics to wear are wool, fleece, down, nylon and silk. When layering your clothes, you want to start with the bottom layer to be silk or nylon. This will help to keep you dry so that you won’t feel the dampness against your skin. 

Next, you should put a layer of fleece, which can help keep the heat in, followed by a down or wool jacket. This will be the best line of defense against the cold temperatures. Something to consider, you don’t want to bulk up too much when shoveling as you already are adding enough stress to your body, and the extra clothing isn’t helping.

Do you need to hire a professional for snow removal?

One of the most relieving advantages of having a professional snow removal service is keeping you out of the cold and ensuring you and your family stay safe. So let’s think about this; it’s a cold January night, and it’s been snowing for hours; do you really want to go out and start shoveling. Or would you prefer to sit by the fire and watch our reliable team clean your driveway and pathways so everyone can stay safe? 

Our dependable team works around the clock to make sure that you can come and go freely from your home without incident. Did you know that there are approximately 11,500 snow shoveling injury-related trips to the emergency room? That’s not a statistic you want to have in your life, and that’s why our expert team wants to provide you with premium snow removal services. We also offer lawn care, stump grinding, trimming, pruning, landscape maintenance, aeration, and seasonal cleanups. 

We are committed to bringing you superior lawn maintenance services and helping you stay out of the cold – for a genuinely Divine winter!