Although folks in Maryland are enjoying a bit of a warm spell this week, there will undoubtedly be opportunities to use ice melt again before the winter is over. Whether you use rock salt, magnesium chloride, or any other type of deicer, there are some best practices that you should follow. If you have been using ice melt but have still seen icy patches or dead plants on your property, you might not be using your deicer correctly. Keep reading to learn about how to use deicers correctly in Rosedale, and be sure to get the ice melt you need from Lehnhoff’s Supply!
Use the Right Ice Melt
Not every ice melt is created equal. When addressing snow and ice on your property, make sure to use the correct deicer for your situation. Calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, urea, sodium acetate, rock salt, and ice melt blends are all designed for use in different scenarios. Do your research and consult the experts at Lehnhoff’s Supply to see which product is best for you. While doing this, you should consider the outside temperature, surrounding vegetation, and any wildlife present in the area.
Consider Safety During Ice Melt Application
Folks often think of deicers as a means to prevent bodily injury, but unsafe application can cause more harm than good. People who are applying magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, and other products should protect their eyes and skin with goggles and gloves. You should avoid using deicers excessively as this can cause harm to plants, animals, and building materials nearby.
Apply Ice Melt at the Right Time
Leaving things until the last minute is never good, particularly when applying ice melt. Spreading deicers before storms hit and temperatures drop can help prevent ice from bonding to your surfaces, making future deicing efforts easier and more effective. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions regarding timing; many people suggest spreading deicers before, during, and after storms for the best results. Of course, in order to apply your deicers, you have to purchase them in the first place. At Lehnhoff’s Supply, we carry a wide range of ice melt products to suit your needs. Visit our website or give us a call today to learn more about our offerings.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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