Winters can be long and take a toll on your lawn and hardscapes. It’s great to have a snowplow to clear your driveway through winter, but it can be disheartening in spring to see the damage caused to the lawn.
A few simple steps taken before the first snow will ensure your drive and grass stay in tip-top shape.
Minimize Snowplow Damage:
- First, determine how many stakes you need for your driveway. You’ll need a pair at each end and a pair for every two car lengths. Use stakes at curves, to mark ditches, retaining walls, stumps, boulders or other features that could create hazards when covered with snow.
- Select driveway markers. Get a few extra to replace those broken or lost.
- Place stakes in the ground before the ground freezes.
- Place stakes up to 1’ away from the driveway to leave extra room for car doors and snow piles.
If the ground is frozen, first hammer a screwdriver into the ground. Pull out the screwdriver and place stakes into pilot hole.