Snow may look beautiful from inside your warm, cozy living room, but it also presents an important responsibility to the homeowner. Removing snow from the walkways and sidewalks around your home is a task that you must keep on top of in order to maintain a safe area for visitors and pedestrians. While it’s never the most entertaining task, it doesn’t need to be a major hardship.
Snow Removal - When there is a small amount of dry, light powder (less than six inches), using a plow-style shovel is an ideal method. Simply plant the shovel on the ground and push the snow off the walkway. If the snow is too deep or heavy to effectively plow in this manner, you'll want to use a traditional snow shovel to dig in and lift the snow to the side. If you're using a snow blower, you'll merely have to adjust the chute so that it throws the snow in the appropriate direction and wheel the snow blower up and down the walkway. When purchasing a snow blower, make sure that it clears a wide enough area for your needs and works in ample snow depths for your area. Also, review the instruction manual for proper usage.