Summer days offer plenty of fun and relaxation as you enjoy the warm temperatures. It is also the best time to prepare your property for winter’s ice and snow. With a little work now, you can save yourself from big headaches in the future. At this time, you might want to contact a snow removal service to help with your property. Here are a few things that you can do to prep your commercial property for the snow and ice.
Start Your Search for Contractors
With the lazy days of summer, you don’t want to think about the winter chill. However, this is the perfect time to start to contact professional snow and ice removal companies. Some of the best companies already have a full roster of clients, and they might not have room later in the season to take on new prospects. In the summer, you can secure your spot for those winter services. If you wait until the snow falls, you could be left with a snow-packed driveway and no help on the way.
Now is the ideal time to find the right snow removal contractor for your commercial property. Many companies will come out to your property and give you an estimate for services. You can also ask important questions about their snow removal equipment and costs for the services. At this time, you will be able to find the most financially viable contract that helps keep your clients and employees safe. By choosing a contractor now, you can avoid those issues later when everyone is busy for the winter.
Prepare for the Unexpected
While it is still warm, you want to do a full inspection of your commercial property and check on supplies. Many things can happen in the winter, and you want to be fully prepared. Power lines can snap, and you could be without some essential services for a day or two. You should make sure that you have all the right supplies to keep your building and property safe.
As you check your property, make sure to examine those pipelines. You will want to insulate them to prevent frozen pipes in the cold weather. It might also be a great time to check on your current generator or purchase a new one. As mentioned before, electricity loss is a common occurrence in the winter. Before the season changes, you will want to restock on batteries, flashlights, first aid kits, and other supplies. During harsh weather, these supplies often disappear from store shelves. Your property should be able to handle a severe snowstorm as you keep everyone safe in the event of inclement weather.
Repair Your Drainage Issues
During the summer, you may have noticed areas with puddles after a heavy rainstorm. When these issues are happening around your property, it could be a sign of poor drainage. These problems might seem a little inconvenient, but they are something that should not be ignored.
Commercial properties with weak or damaged drainage systems will continue to present severe issues when snow and ice hit the town. Those oversaturated areas make your plants and grasses more prone to diseases. Any frozen water patches can lead to slick surfaces. Ice on the sidewalk is a recipe for a slip and fall accident.
In the late summer, you have the perfect opportunity to talk to a professional landscaping company about your drainage issues. By balancing your elevations or creating a smart landscape design, you can improve your property’s water run-off. Summer and fall are the best times to resolve these issues before the ground freezes, and you are stuck with poor drainage until the spring.
Think About Your Winter Landscape
When winter hits, you don’t have to be left with a barren landscape. When your garden and yard are still full of life, you can start to plan your winter elements. Cold weather-resistant plants and flowers can be planted in the fall. As the temperature drops, your space will thrive even when the snow and frost have a secure hold in the area. You might also want to find elements that add a special touch to your holiday decor.
While you may want to get a head start on some landscaping duties, you don’t want to overdo it. Many people want to start trimming those unruly trees and shrubs in the fall. However, you need to find the right time to clip the branches. For the most part, wintertime is the best time for pruning. Your trees and shrubs are dormant during this period. When they are clipped, the trees will not use up precious energy to recover from the pruning. Before you grab the shears, you need to find the best pruning schedule for your specific trees.
Winterize Your Plants and Lawn
If you are looking for the best way to prepare your property and lawn for winter, you need to establish a robust soil profile. By nourishing your soil with nutrients, your plants and grass will store those elements. They continue to use that energy to survive during the winter.
At the end of the summer and through fall, you might want to consider fertilizing your property. This feeding should be done once a month, and it is a great way to strengthen your lawn and plants. As winter starts to approach, you can prepare for cold weather by aerating, overseeding, and adding protective barriers to your trees, shrubs, and flowers.
We Are Ready to Help With Your Winter Needs
It is never too early to start thinking about winter maintenance. With a little work, you can be fully prepared when the cold air and snow hit your area. At Charlestown Landscaping, we are here to help with all your commercial needs. We offer lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal services. Our team will make sure your property is ready for the upcoming season and beyond. Now is the time to schedule a consultation about wintertime commercial property services. If you want to learn more about our services, please take a few minutes to fill out the contact form.