Early Denver Snow Storm – White snow blankets Denver this morning.

Early Denver Snow Storm – White snow blankets Denver this morning.

Posted by Jonathan Manning, CLT - B.S. Horticulture, Colorado State University in Snow Plowing, Snow Shoveling

Early Denver Snow Storm – White snow blankets Denver this morning.

By:Jonathan Manning, CLT
A Better Garden Maintenance, LLC
Denver, CO

The Denver area has been struck by a storm which has many wondering just how much snow will be dropped. Already in parts of Denver there is up to 3-4 inches accumulated. This snow is just the beginning. Everywhere from Arvada & Golden, to Highlands Ranch and Lonetree are covered in white powder. It is important to get this snow removed promptly.

When snow is not removed as it falls or soon there after it can create ice. With cold temperature down in the low 20s ice is sure to be formed. When people or vehicles travel over snow it compacts. Compaction of snow, especially when there has been rain prior to the snow fall, is the beginning of the formation of ice. In Denver, Golden or Lakewood, its not a matter of if, but when ice is going to form.

Anywhere you live across the Denver Metro area ice is an issue which needs to be dealt with. Ice melt is the best solution.

****Ice melt can cause pollution to turf areas and to city storm drainage. Ice melt (Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride), Sand & Salt (Sodium Chloride), and Slicer(clay coated Magnesium Chloride) should be used sparingly, but not as to effect the ability to make the site (Residence, Parking Lot, Building Complex, Apartment Complex, Retail Establishment) safe.

A little goes a long way is the phrase to remember. Yet there are those situations where a lot of ice melt or ice removal materials are needed. Safety is the number one concern and dictates the use of deicing materials. There are situations (bad drainage from storm gutters, clogged storm gutters) which place additional water in major pathways. These issues should be addressed immediately to reduce the chemicals which will need to be used during a Denver snow event.

A Better Garden Maintenance, LLC is still accepting clients, Commercial Snow Removal Contracts & Residential Snow Removal Contract, for snow plowing and snow shoveling. Call or email us today.

(303) 433 – 3750


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