Your outdoor entryway makes an immediate statement to those passing by. This is true for both homeowners and businesses alike.
Keeping your outdoor entryway pristine in the wintertime is a bit more of a challenge, but it can certainly be done.
- Consider Professional Snow Removal Services
Whether you choose professional snow removal services or you choose to shovel snow yourself, the most important step in making your entryway look pristine is ensuring that your entryway is clear of snow (including your steps, railings, and walkway). You should de-ice your entryway as well.
In terms of de-icing your entryway, rock salt is often one of the most popular methods. However, it’s corrosive and can damage natural stone over time. It’s also dangerous for both pets and plants.
To remove most of the ice, you can use a long-handled ice chipper. There are also many safer and eco-friendly alternatives to rock salt out there. You just have to do your research.
Keep in mind that this isn’t only an aesthetic issue; ice can be a hazard for mail carriers and customers and be a liability issue if not kept on top of. That’s why professional snow removal services are especially valuable for businesses who are always receiving a lot of traffic.
- Winter Landscaping & Decoration
Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean your garden has to hide under a blanket of snow. Check out our previous blog post for all the ways you can still garden in winter months.
There are also numerous ways you can decorate your entryway and/or porch. For example, you can fill outdoor planters with pine, evergreen, birch tree clippings, holly, or other similar items. Landscape material suppliers will be able to offer great recommendations.
- Add Front Door Decorations
Don’t forget about decorations for your front door! Whether you add a hanging basket with the aforementioned natural items or put up a classic evergreen wreath, the options are endless.
- Ensure That You Have Adequate Lighting
A poorly lit or unlit home or business doesn’t look the most inviting (not only that, but it’s also a safety concern). Ensure that you have adequate lighting outside your home or business as well.
Peel Exterior Maintenance Inc. is a premier landscaping company and material supplier in Ontario, offering first-rate and dependable winter maintenance, snow removal, and de-icing services to commercial and residential clients. In addition to reliable, around the clock assistance, Peel Exterior Maintenance sells a variety of seasonal products to help keep your property, at home or at work, safe during the harsh winter months.
Contact us today for more information.